We need a Living Donor. Our options have narrowed this week and now we begin the search for a kidney via social media. Who would have ever thought such a thing?
Why be a Living Donor? Your selfless gift means a renewed LIFE to someone else. A donated kidney can add 15 to 20 years to someone’s life. It means the end of someone being connected to a machine for 14 hours a day. That someone is the Love of my Life – MyFishGuy. We need your help!
Who can donate? According to the National Kidney Foundation, to donate a kidney, you must be in good physical and mental health. As a general rule, you should be 18 years or older. You must also have normal kidney function. There are some medical conditions that could prevent you from being a living donor. These include having uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, HIV, hepatitis, or acute infections.
Our next steps? MyFishGuy is on the active Transplant List for Allegheny Health Network. We are now considering adding other lists. He can only be on one list per region. Look out Ohio – here we come! We are also calling a stranger in eastern PA that a dear friend met while traveling on Amtrak to New York. He’s part of a philanthropic charity for matching organ donors with recipients. Who knew about this?
Ready to find out more information? Call or text or send me a message. The phone interview happens first with our Transplant Coordinator.
Are you a registered as an organ donor? Please take the time to do so. It can save someone’s life when your time on earth is complete.
Your generous donation to our transplant medical expense fund via National Foundation for Transplants is always appreciated!
We will have a table set up at the Christian Community Church flea market on June 30/July 1. Stop by for great bargains! We’d love to chat with you.
Tickets for the Purse Bash are on sale now! We’d sure appreciate your help with ticket sales. We know it’s 3 months away, but we want to make sure every gal gets a ticket and saves the date NOW! This will not be like ANY other Purse Bash you have attended. This is shaping up to be one wild & crazy event!