Joan Briggs


In Need of Kidney!


My name is Joan Briggs, and I am hoping to find a kidney donor.

Chronic kidney disease is a problem that I have been dealing with for 23 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 2011, I’ve been doing dialysis, frequent doctor visits and declining health, while still working to support myself and my family. This treatment often leaves me feeling tired and makes it difficult to do the things I enjoy, like camping and grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoying what life has to offer.

I look forward to the day that I can get my normal life back. It would be a blessing to be able to be able to go on more vacations and spend more time with family in that way, and enjoy life without the constant concerns for my health. After my transplant, I would love to take a trip to the beach.

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 in order to benefit my health and improve my quality of life). A living donor transplant would mean so much to me because I will be able to live freely and engage in the activities I want to do 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,

Joan Briggs


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If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Joan Briggs's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire

Henry Ford Hospital

2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48202

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