I am setting up this page on behalf of my Aunt Diane. She is a mother, grandmother, and surrogate mother to many as well as a pillar of the community. Read more about about this remarkable woman and her journey here: https://bit.ly/VISArticle.
Despite her diagnosis, my Auntie is still on the move! This includes tutoring and serving as a classroom aide at a local elementary school and regularly providing childcare for her two youngest grandchildren (both under the age of 3).
Of her diagnosis, she says: “It is a very humbling experience, and it really took a lot for me to even talk about my needs and my experience....My CKD had stabilized, but then all of a sudden over this past year, it’s gone totally downhill. My doctors are highly recommending I find a living donor. Those are my best chances.”
If you are able to consider donating a kidney, please visit https://bit.ly/YNHHLivingDonor and write "Diane Stroman" as the intended recipient. Thank you!!!
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Diane Stroman'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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