I have known Aaron for several years as a former neighbor, through community involvement and as a very close and dear friend. He enjoys engaging others in conversation and laughter. He is a man of strength and tenacity.
Due to kidney failure, Aaron's life has changed drastically. He's not able to do the things he enjoys the most, which is to spend quality time with family, friends, and help others in need. Kidney failure has impaired Aaron's life in a way that is most unimaginable. He is no longer able to travel, and to do simple, everyday tasks that he is accustomed to.
Receiving a kidney transplant would be the beginning of a new life for Aaron. It would enable him to lead and live a much stronger, healthier and fulfilling life. No longer will he experience the discomfort and other symptoms that accompany kidney failure. Aaron could be a source of strength and encouragement to others experiencing kidney disease and in need of a transplant.
Aaron is very near and dear to my heart, and I am helping him look for a living donor. I ask that you please re-post and share this story within your circle of family, friends, co-workers and others. It would mean a lot to me and would mean even more to Aaron. Thank you in advance for doing so.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Aaron Beals'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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