Hi, my name is Scott Correa and I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in 2014. At that time, my kidney function was around 60%. Recently, it dropped below 15%. I had a living donor lined up, but they found an anomaly in his kidney that puts me at greater risk for complications post transplant. That said, I’m looking for a new living donor before I would have to start dialysis. That time is growing short. Might you or someone you know be a match?
Other than some fatigue, I've been fortunate not to have experienced some of the more severe symptoms of PKD. I credit much of that to my active lifestyle. I run, workout, and rock climb. I try to eat right (low/no sodium) but sweets are my downfall, especially ice cream! Still, I maintain a healthy weight and my blood sugar is under control. My hope is that a transplant will allow me to continue to live an active life and not have to experience more severe symptoms or the side effects of dialysis, if it comes to that.
A transplant would literally give me a new lease on life. It would allow me to continue living the full and active life I currently enjoy. There are still a lot of things I want to accomplish and places I want to see in the years ahead.
So here's the deal, I have two bad kidneys and chances are you have two good ones. How would you like to do me a solid and give me one of yours? It would literally save my life and you would accumulate enough good karma to last this life and the next! So what do you say? Are you ready to save a life and have a story of giving and kindness that will be hard to top? Then I encourage you to start a living donor evaluation today.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Scott Correa'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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