My name is Daejunay and I am 23 years old. I am passionate about learning new things each day and gaining new experiences. I love reading and making others around me days better even when my day is going bad itself. I have been diagnosed with fsgs at 13 years old and my kidneys failed earlier this year of 2020.
I’m affected by kidney failure in many different ways. I am unable to work in areas related to my degree in biology. I had to miss out on trips with my family and spending time with my friends due to not feeling good or doing dialysis.
A transplant would mean so much to me being only 23 years old and having a chance to live a longer life to start a family , start my career , travel the world , and impact others positively any way I can.
I am looking for a live donor that can help me with a chance of living longer and to experience this thing called life. Please share this story and contact the Johns Hopkins donor department and/or me on via Facebook “DaeJunay Whalen “ Thank you and I truly appreciate it !
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Dae'Junay Whalen'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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