Adel is my father-in-law and a very important part of my life. He was the first person to welcome me into his family and has been a constant source of support for me and my husband. Mostly, we enjoy traveling together and talking about his life in Lebanon. His children and grandchildren all have a lot to learn from his experiences.
I want him around for a long time, not only because he is an extraordinary person, but also because he holds in his mind and heart my children’s Lebanese history and culture. Without him, a crucial piece of our family puzzle is missing.
Adel does not have the energy or endurance he had before his kidneys began to fail. Travel is becoming increasingly difficult, so he is not able to see his family members as often as he’d like.
A kidney transplant would be a new lease on life and an opportunity to make up for lost time with his children and grandchildren.
Help us mezze spread the word and find our jiddoo a kidney!
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Adel Kanaan's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
There are currently 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Of these, 100,000 await kidney transplants.
The median wait time for a kidney transplant is 3-5 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility, and where you live.
In 2014, 17,107 kidney transplants took place in the U.S. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,537 came from living donors.
Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant waitlist.
A kidney from a living donor lasts longer and begins functioning more quickly than a kidney from a deceased donor.
In 1995, kidney donation became minimally invasive with a procedure called laparoscopic nephrectomy, which only requires four small incisions. Hospital stay is typically only 3 days after this operation.
Not blood type compatible with your recipient to be a living donor? Kidney Paired Donation (the “kidney swap” program) enables incompatible candidates with a living donor to receive a kidney from a compatible donor.
Last year, over 700 living donor kidney transplants occurred using Kidney Paired Donation.
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