My name is Caira, and I am hoping to find a kidney donor.
Chronic kidney disease is a problem that I have been dealing with for 17 years. Unfortunately, over time my kidney disease has continued to progress to the extent that I will need a kidney transplant. The effects and treatments required to combat it have been a constant stress on my mind, body, and soul.
Since I’ve been having frequent doctor visits and experiencing declining health overtime, I am still working to support myself and my family. This often leaves me feeling tired and makes it difficult to do the things I enjoy supporting my children with their baseball events and taking care of my event decorating business, but with my kidney disease, it can be difficult at times to do the things I enjoy.
I look forward to the day that I can get my normal life back. It would be a blessing to be able to spend more time with my family and enjoy life without the constant concerns for my health. The gift of a transplant would allow me to enjoy life to the fullest. I would be able to plan my dream wedding and live in my dream home with my family.
I am on the waiting list for a kidney, however that can often take years to get a match. I am hoping to find a living donor because it would improve my quality of life and allow me to watch my children grow into adulthood. I would be grateful if you could help me find a match by getting tested or sharing this information with your own network of friends, family and community.
I sincerely thank you,
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Caira Tucker'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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