Hi, my name is Tijuana Tetter and I'm looking for a living kidney donor. I have suffered with hypertension most of my adult life which has caused my kidney failure at the age of 48.
I have to do dialysis for 12 hours everyday, which cuts my daily activities short in order to complete the 12 hours. It makes planning events and activities hard to do with this limited time frame. Some days are more tiresome then others but I'm blessed to still be active.
Receiving a transplant would mean returning to a normal life. My only son is my pride and joy and I want to be able to travel with no limits and visit him. It would mean the world to me knowing that I will see him married one day.
I am in need of someone to donate a kidney. Everyone can live a healthy life donating a kidney and be a blessing to someone else giving them a second chance at a healthier life. The choice one would make at donating a kidney to me would have me forever grateful. I thank everyone for the time to read to my story, learn the process, and even the consideration.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Tijuana Tetter'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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