I have known Jesse for almost 8 years. He is a charismatic, outgoing man who brightens up any room he walks into. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow up and take his life into his own hands— harnessing the power of vulnerability and living his truth to make a difference and change his life. First and foremost he is a father, but secondly, he is an artist, a musician, and a life changer.
A transplant for Jesse would mean a second chance at the life he has been working so hard to build back from the ground up. A transplant for Jesse would mean many more years spent watching his son grow. A transplant for Jesse would mean getting back to work. A transplant for Jesse would mean stepping into his power as a man of the world.
Any help is always appreciated, however small. In this day and age, technology is a blessing— and ONE share could mean a new liver for Jesse. Your help spreading the word could change the trajectory of Jesse’s life.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Jesse Alson's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06520
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Medical expenses for living organ donors are 100% covered, and inquires from potential donors are 100% confidential! Contact the Transplant Center to learn more about living donation.More Donor FAQs
Liver transplantation has been a successful treatment and standard of care for end-stage liver disease since the early 1980s.
Technical advancements in liver surgery, as well as the liver's tremendous ability to regenerate, have made living donor liver transplantation a life-saving reality.
There are currently 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Of these, 15,000 await liver transplants.
Although more than 6,000 liver transplants were performed last year, over 1,700 patients died while waiting on the list.
Deceased donor livers are allocated to patients based on how sick they are, determined by their MELD score, where sicker patients receive priority.
Living donation offers patients the option of transplant before they get very sick--regardless of MELD score--significantly decreasing the time they wait for a liver.
Living donation not only saves the life of the recipient; it also frees up a liver for a patient on the waiting list who does not have that option.
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) are numerical, objective scales that allocate available livers to the sickest patients. Patients move up the list as their scores increase.
The first living donor liver transplant took place in 1988. Since then, living donors have continued giving the gift of life and making a difference.
When a recipient has a living donor, the wait time for transplant is shorter and the transplant can be scheduled in advanced when the recipient is in good health and when it is convenient for both the donor and the recipient.
Financial burdens shouldn’t prevent the gift of life. The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) can offer financial support for living donor travel expenses.
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