Hello my name is Tilitha Carmichael. I am 48 years old and I was diagnosed with CKD in 2017. As time went on, my doctor took me off of work on August 31, 2020. I knew that one day I would start dialysis. I was not mentally ready but I was glad to start dialysis because I was so tired all the time. I am on the transplant list waiting for a kidney. None of my family was a match. I keep it together as best I can and I hope to get a kidney soon.
I am a divorced mother of 3 amazing, supportive children and grandmother to one amazing grandson. Because of them I know that I must keep going. I have a very special cousin that has so much faith in me getting a new kidney. She has declared and decreed that I would have a new kidney before I turn 50! And I touch and agree with her in the mighty name of Jesus! Won’t you touch and agree with us?
I am seeking a living kidney donor and I would be very grateful to a receive one.
Thanking you in advance,
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Tilitha Carmichael'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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