Bruce is my father. He is a deeply moral and kind soul. He has spent his entire life fighting to protect others and standing up for what’s right; most often putting others’ needs before his own.
His kidneys failed over 35 years ago. He’s worked full time plus through dialysis and transplants. He never had the time or money to take a real vacation or travel. Just two years ago, he finally was able to retire. Soon after the pandemic hit, he was hospitalized with an infection and caught COVID-19 during his stay. He recovered, but his kidney failed shortly after. Now he’s back on dialysis and tied to his dialysis schedule when he should be out traveling, free as a bird, enjoying his retirement.
A transplant would mean a new lease on life. The ability to enjoy his well earned retirement to its fullest! He remarried 3 years ago and they’re so wonderfully in love- he deserves his happily ever after!
Helping in any way would mean so much to us all. Every one of us has an impact on the world every day in ways we can’t even imagine. Sometimes it’s little things - a kind gesture, a smile, spreading news about a friend in need. Other times it’s bigger things. Sacrificing for your children, standing up for what’s right. I’ve seen my dad do these things time and time again, without a second thought. It’s how we truly live on, how we build a better society. We make decisions every day to love and care for each other. Even if you’re unable to donate, spreading the word may just be that one small gesture that changes my dad’s life forever.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Bruce Clark'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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