Donate Life: A Kidney for Nikki Brooks

My name is Nikki Brooks and I need a living kidney donor. I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) which is an inherited disorder.

The transplant waiting list is very, very long.  As you can see from the graphic, living donors save lives. You can help by calling us at 770-310-2426 for info to do a 15-minute phone screening on being a living donor.

PKD is a genetic disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing water-like fluid. The cysts vary in size and, as they accumulate more fluid, they can grow very large and damage your kidney function and cause serious complications in other parts of your body.

Did you know that you can live with only one kidney? Are you the one?

A living donor candidate is a person who is healthy, well-informed and makes a voluntary decision to donate one of their kidneys. Living donors must be over 18 and usually under 70 years of age. They must be in good general health, have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30, a non-smoker, with no evidence of significant high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, heart disease or hepatitis.

A living donor can live in any state and it is important to know that all medical costs are covered by the recipient’s health insurance. As you might imagine, donating life to another is a remarkable gift that takes a great deal of thought that can only be obtained by being well informed.

Thanks for helping us find a living kidney donor.  Please spread the word and/or call us at 770-310-2426 for info to do a 15-minute phone screening.

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