Do You Want To Be A Hero?
Our Aunt Teresa needs a Kidney!
You have two healthy kidneys. Share your spare with her!
Meet our Aunt Teresa. She and Uncle Ron are heroes to us because :
1) they served our country as a military family for almost 24 years, and
2) they served our family 17 years ago when our grandpa desperately needed a liver.
Uncle Ron selflessly donated a portion of his liver, saving Grandpa's life.
Tragically, 2 years ago, Uncle Ron passed away, leaving his sweetheart in the throes of end stage kidney failure.
Their children need her now more than ever, but in order to be there for them
SHE NEEDS A KIDNEY!
Our family members have proven to be unfit candidates, but we won't give up until we find Aunt Teresa a kidney!
You could be our family's real life hero!
Be OUR donor.
You don't need to be a perfect match to help! You can donate to her directly or indirectly via Paired Donor Exchange! Learn more how you can help below!
And truly, thank you. The fact that you even made it this far means the world to us.
With love and humble gratitude, Our family.
Concern: Donating a Kidney is a dangerous procedure.
Fact: Most donors only spend 1-4 nights in the hospital, and are able to return to work in 2-3 weeks depending on their recovery and the type of job they have. The risk of complications from kidney donation is low, although as with any major surgery there are risks involved.
Concern: I don't want my living donor to face a kidney failure later in life. What if he/she will need a transplant?
Fact: Live donors have lower rates of lifetime kidney failure (0.9%) than the general population (3.26%). Their lifetime risk is only 0.14% higher compared to the healthy non-donors. The estimated risk of kidney failure at 15 years after donation is about 3 per 1,000 donors. In the rare case that a donor should ever need a kidney, he/she would be given a priority on the waiting list.
Concern: Donating a kidney reduces the donor's life expectancy.
Fact: Donating a kidney does not reduce a live donor's life expectancy. Interestingly enough, people who have donated a kidney outlive the average person.
Concern: The donor's family will not be taken care of while the donor recovers.
Fact: American Transplant Foundation provides financial assistance to donors to help make the process easier for families who face significant financial hardship.
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