Shakespeare, 54, a Melrose resident, has polycystic kidney disease, an incurable genetic condition that affects 600,000 people nationwide. It took the lives of his mother and brother. Now it’s threatening to shorten his life.
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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