Omar Silva


Hello, my name is Omar. I was born in Peru and have been working as a Building Inspector since I moved to the USA over 20 years ago. I have been married to my loving wife, Norma, for 26 years and together we have two amazing kids, a daughter and a son, who I love very much.

I was diagnosed with with Chronic Kidney Disease about 13 years ago and am now a candidate for a kidney transplant. I have to follow a very strict diet and have experienced significant weight loss and fatigue, which limits the amount of physical exertion I can do. I have had more of a struggle these past few months and I miss being able to be as active with my family.

A transplant would give me a chance to live for many more years. I would be able to stay with my family and watch my kids graduate from school and start their careers. It would allow me to live long enough to be there for if my kids get married and have their own kids.

Everyday I pray for a miracle: to meet a generous donor to add longevity to my life. Thank you so, so much for reading my story. It means so much to me and my family. Please help me share my message widely, so I can meet my hero. If you would like to learn more about being a living donor please contact Yale New Haven Transplantation Center at 866-925-3897.


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If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Omar Silva's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06520

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Medical expenses for living organ donors are 100% covered, and inquires from potential donors are 100% confidential! Contact the Transplant Center to learn more about living donation.

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