Hello :) my name is Victoria! I have been diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 16. Regardless of that, I am passionate about making a difference in the world! I love to volunteer at shelters and provide help whenever someone may need it!
Everyday is now a routine, I wake up, disconnect from my dialysis machine, go to work, come back home, play with my dog, and then go back to doing dialysis. And although I am blessed to still be alive by dialysis, I know I can do much more if I had energy and time. It is hard to do so when I am tethered to a machine.
If you choose to give me a second life, I would be able to complete my life goal in owning a rescue for animals. I have a huge heart and a big yard ready for them, However because of dialysis I do not have the energy nor the time. With a kidney, you can change my life and help me fulfill my goals.
I’m looking for a kind person to be my donor! All I ask is if you are thinking of donating, please reach out! Or if not, a simple share of my story is even enough! You may not know this but You have the power to change someone’s life and make them live longer! ❤️ My dog, King Arthur in the picture above is my soulmate, help me be the owner he deserves.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Victoria Acosta'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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