This incurable genetic disease, which affects 600,000 people in the United States, has hit David’s family hard. Both his mother and brother died from PKD. Today David has less than 20 percent kidney function. He needs a new kidney urgently or he’ll have to start dialysis, a process that compromises any future transplant and can shorten his lifespan.
David’s brother, John, and I have both offered to be donors, but were disqualified due to medical reasons.
Therefore, we are making a special appeal: Would you or someone you know consider becoming a living kidney donor?
If you cannot be a donor, would you help us with fundraising or outreach? The larger the network we create, the greater the chance of finding that caring person who will make the difference for David – the difference of a longer, healthier life.
With heartfelt thanks, Leslie
Any healthy person between 18-65 can volunteer.
Someone with blood type O or A would be ideal, although someone with another blood type can still help David with a transplant through a Paired Kidney Exchange (see FAQs page)
CONTACT Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Living Donor Coordinator: Call 1-877-644-2860