My name is Renee Tanner. I am a 61 year old retired electrician who has survived breast cancer 2006, a stroke 2014, a heart transplant 2014 and now I await a kidney.
I have been on dialysis for 18 months now. I do peritoneal dialysis so it hasn't affected my life too much. The hardest part is transporting the cycler. You see between March and October I travel around the country. Vacationing. I lost my husband in 2016. Since he is gone I try to see the country.
Freedom! I watch my 18 month old grandson every other week in Lake Anna, Virginia. The other week I was caring for my bed ridden father. He passed in January of 2021. Now I look after my elderly mom.
I am asking in faith if anyone out there has a kidney to spare. It would mean so much to my family if I could shed this cumbersome machine and travel freely between St. Mary's County, Md, Louisa , Virginia and Baltimore, Md.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Renee Tanner'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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