After scraping myself off the floor and making sure I wasn't dreaming, she confirmed that she had been fully evaluated by Mass General and was available for surgery on Tuesday July 1st.
Nancy and I met over 30 years ago when we were students at UMass. We shared an office in the student center where I was the head of a group supporting a nuclear freeze and Nancy was part of an Oxfam hunger awareness group. We lost touch soon after graduating but then bumped into each other again about 7 years ago in downtown Boston. We went out for lunch and exchanged emails but then lost touch with each other again. She saw the mass email I sent around New Years and felt that she had a calling to be an organ donor - to me!
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