David Kydd


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My name is David Kydd and I have lived in East Lyme (Niantic) for 22 years. I am a family man. I have been married for 39 years to my wonderful wife, Barbara and we have two amazing children, Meghan and Sean. Our family wouldn’t be complete without our grey standard poodle, Remy and crazy tabby cat, Coco. All my life, I have been an adventurous and active person, enjoying life to the fullest. I enjoy traveling, working in the yard, golfing, going to concerts, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Unfortunately, that all came to a halt in December 2019 when I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease.

I would consider myself to be a young 67-year-old. However, as a result of my Chronic Kidney Disease, I now have to go to dialysis three times a week for 4 hours a day. Each session is extremely taxing on my body and takes me nearly a full day to recover from each session.

Each day, I try my best to be strong and to remember the wise words my late mother use to say to me, “This too shall pass.” But I have finally come to the realization that I can not do this by myself and decided to reach out and ask for help.

Retiring in early 2019, I was excited as I have always looked forward to these special years to travel, work on the house and enjoy my family. Now, I spend approximately 20 to 25 hours per week in or recovering from dialysis. I truly cherish the times I feel good, as those times are far and few in between.

It has been a grueling 3 years for me and my family. A new kidney would give me the freedom to live again.

The reality is dialysis is sucking the life out of me and I can use all the help I can get. I would greatly appreciate if you would share my story with your friends and family and if you or someone you know is willing to donate a kidney, please click the link below and to explore or start the donation process. This process is entirely confidential. The Yale transplant Unit now has a kidney matching program. If you or someone you know donates a kidney, regardless if you are a match for me, I will be rewarded a kidney.

The cost of the donor process is fully covered by insurance, however, the gift of giving a kidney is priceless.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

David and the Kydd Family


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Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06520

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