My name is David and I have end-stage kidney failure. My kidney disease is genetic. I have slowly gotten worse and now I need someone to help me. Read my story here: kidney4david.com
When I was first diagnosed 10 years ago, I found it difficult to accept that there was nothing I could have done to prevent it, nor was there anything to stop my disease from progressing. My energy has diminished. I have slowly declined. Some days it feels like I am walking through oatmeal.
I am writing to you, and everyone else I know, because I need someone to donate a kidney to me. What most people don’t know is that you can live a full and healthy life with just one kidney.
Please help by sharing my site. It's easy. cut and paste this link: kidney4david.com Share on Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, or Messenger. If you are ready to help or want more information about being a donor, there is a confidential link button for that too.
You can get more detailed information about me, my kidney disease, and how living kidney donation works at my website here: kidney4david.com
Thank you all for your time and consideration
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact David Kerschner'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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