Help Now

donate-life“After donating a kidney, the donor’s remaining healthy kidney will grow until it is able to do the work of 2 kidneys. Living kidney donors have a normal expected life span and do not have a greater risk for kidney disease. Their lifestyle and activities are not restricted in any way. Women who have donated a kidney do not have any added risk in pregnancy or childbirth.” – Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Want to see if you can be the donor Gary needs?

1)  Visit Northwestern Memorial Hospital to read about the process.  Their Donor Information Packet is jammed full of information on becoming a match, what the surgery and recovery are like, and frequently asked questions.

2)  Call the transplant team at 312-695-0828 with any questions, then ask them to make a donor appointment for you.

3)  Complete This Potential Living Donor Questionnaire and fax back to the hospital at 312-695-0036 before you attend your appointment.  It can take as long as 2-3 weeks before you will hear if you have been approved to move to the next level of screening.

paired_donationNot a match?  Consider Paired Donation and Chain Donation – both of which can help Gary by giving your kidney to another recipient in need, whose own non-matching donor can give to Gary.  Speak with the hospital transplant team for more information and/or visit the Alliance for Paired Donation.

Spread the Word.  The more people we reach, the greater the chance a donor can be found.  Share our Facebook page and website with your family and friends.

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10 Comments

10 thoughts on “Help Now

  1. Marcus Burnett

    How does one become a part of this campaign. I am also in need of a kidney and listed at Nortwestern Hospital. I chose Northwest because they performed my heart transplant in 2008. I would appreciate being a part of this excellent campaign. Thanks for the consideration.

    • Marti Greenberg

      Hi Marcus. I just now saw your note. Please send me your e-mail address and we can communicate more readily.. Thanks.

      Marti

  2. flyguy33

    You are at the right place with Northwestern. Also try http://www.lkdn.org

    • Gary Greenberg

      Thanks for your comment. We’ve been in touch with Harvey for quite a while, and he is a huge help.

      Gary

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  5. Miss. BLondy'.

    I would like too help him!

    • Gary Greenberg

      Thanks so much for your kind offer. Because my kidney situation is stable right now, we’re putting things on hold, but I’d love to put you on my helper list for the future. What kind of help are you willing to give. Let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.
      Gary

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