Hello, My name is Alexis. I love new technology, going to the beach and fishing. My life changed drastically 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with Kidney failure. My wife and my family do their best to help and support me but sadly they couldn't donate to me due to various health issues. Now, I am putting all my faith in this website in hope to find a good person who would be willing to donate to me and save my life.
I have been on peritoneal dialysis for more than 3 years. The treatment lasts 9 hours at night. It’s hard for me to sleep when I’m connected to the machine. the Dialysis machine uses 3 solution bags, 2 of 6 liters and one of 2 liters. It is automatically programmed to fill me with the solution. In summer, the only way I can see the moon is from the window , social media or TV. It is a very sad life because I love to watch the stars and the moon but I can’t do that anymore .
A kidney transplant would mean everything to me, a new life, hope, a blessing. it will change my life completely . I would be able to go walk, hike, swim and see the beauty of life again. I will not have to be laid down all day! It will be like a miracle for me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I know that the internet has no limits and there’s a lot of good people out there that are willing to help a stranger .I will forever be grateful if someone donate to me a kidney and if you can’t, please share my story with your friends and family. I am putting all my hope in here and God bless you and your family.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Alexis Castellanos'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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