Meet David, he's my AMAZING 44 year-old younger brother. He's a kind, generous, funny, and loving family man who has always been there for his family. Not only is he a hands-on doting dad to his three teenage sons and 6 year-old daughter, but he also regularly drives from MA to NY to visit our elderly, yet independent mom to help her with chores around the house.
Our own dad passed away while David was still very young, and growing up without our dad around was very difficult and something we don't want his children to have to experience. They deserve to have their loving dad share in the joyous events they have yet to experience, such as graduating college, their wedding, and witnessing the birth of their first child.
As of January 2021, David is currently at Stage 5 Renal Failure. He is working diligently with his Kidney specialist, primary care physician, and dietician to prolong his kidney function through dialysis, medication, lifestyle changes, and through healthy eating and supplements.
If you or anyone you know would like to #SaveALife, please contact us by phone/text on picture above or through the Contact Form below.
Thank you for taking the time to read our plea! We appreciate you!
There are several ways you can help:
1. Become A Donor
Meet initial criteria to begin the intake process to donate your kidney directly to David. If you meet the criteria, contact us and we will provide you with the contact info for the Intake Coordinator & David's info.
2. Donate To Our GoFundMe
Our GoFundMe fundraiser goes towards getting the word out through ads on social media and locally, to assist with transportation expenses for dialysis, & time off from work for his treatments.
3. Help Us Get The Word Out
Share David's story, Facebook page, the main photo on this page, or this webpage. ANYTHING you can do to help us to find a living donor is greatly appreciated!
We will provide you all the necessary information you need to get you started on your mission to #SaveALife. Thank you!
Direct Living Kidney Donors must be blood and tissue type compatible with the recipient, which is determined through testing.
Living kidney donors interested in participating in the Paired Exchange Program, must live in the state of Massachusetts.
Other ways you can help:
1. Share this webpage
2. Share our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LivingKidneyDonor4David
3. Donate to our GoFundMe campaign (button below) to help our outreach across the country in our search for a kidney donor.
Sometimes a loved one may want to donate a kidney but their blood type is incompatible. Some transplant centers will help incompatible pairs of recipient/donors through a process called paired exchange, which involves two living donors and two recipients.
If the recipient from one pair is compatible with the donor from the other pair, and vice versa– the transplant center may arrange for a "swap"–for two simultaneous transplants to take place. This allows two transplant candidates to receive organs and two donors to give organs though the original recipient/donor pairs were unable to do so with each other.
Both donors and candidates are carefully evaluated and tested medically and psychologically to assure that the benefits outweigh the risks. It is important for both surgeries to be scheduled for the same time in case either donor changes their mind at the time of surgery. Surgeries can take place at the same or different hospitals. It can be advantageous if the surgeries take place at the same hospital though this may mean extra costs of travel and housing for one couple.
Courtesy of Kidney.org