Victoria is my sister, she is the smartest and the coolest. Despite missing out on her childhood she tries her hardest to make mine thrive. We play games together, watch movies together and sit in the sun.
Vicky misses out on late night concerts, road trips, fun nights out, and tons of things other 25 year olds get to do. Kidney failure has caused Vicky stress and sadness, she is constantly worried that it may be her last day which is the worst thing in the world.
A transplant for Vicky would mean she’d get to live life how she wants to, freely and happily. No dialysis machine, no being confined to one room every night.
Every day we ask someone if they would donate to Victoria, it would be saving her life and starting it once again. Share this story to help Vicky find a donor to change and save her life.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Victoria Acosta's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
UNC Medical Center, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
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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.More Donor FAQs
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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