My name is Aaron. I love helping people and spending time with my family. I've not been able to do much of what I enjoy lately because of kidney failure. My hope and prayer is to find a living donor.
I was recently diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed enormously: I'm always fatigued, have muscle cramps, no appetite, head aches just to name a few.
If I were to get a kidney transplant, my quality of life would improve drastically. I'd have the energy to spend time with family and friends again and do more to help those in need.
After helping others for over 30 years, I'm now asking for your help. If anyone is interested they can start the donation process confidentially. Also, please help by sharing my story with others.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Aaron Beals'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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