My name is Anthony "Tony" Anderson. I am a 59 year old man who enjoys life. I love working out, taking long walks on a nature trail near my home, and watching action movies. I also have a wonderful son who is engaged to a charming young lady. They plan to marry next year.
The lesson I learned over the last 6 years, is that life in precious and it's for the living. So, I am ready to live it to the fullest!
I have been on peritoneal dialysis since 2017. The cause of my diagnosis was hypertension. As a result of this ordeal, I was forced to postpone my business, which, I had for over 10 years. In the beginning, I blamed myself for my situation, but, over time, I came to the realization that I still have the gift of life. If the heavenly father wanted me to come home, I would have been called to glory back in 2017. The fact is, I'm still here because I was meant to be here! My work here is not done!
I am eager to receive a kidney from a living donor, because, I have a business to revive, a new daughter in law to hug, and I want to dance at my son's wedding. I also recently discovered that I have a brother living on west coast. I would love to travel and spend time with my brother and his family.
Like I stated earlier, my work here is not done! If given a second chance with a kidney from a living donor, not one minute of my life would be wasted. If you donated to me, you would be giving a "good guy" a second chance. This experience has taught me one thing, that I am a fighter and I will never give up!
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Anthony Anderson'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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