Donating an organ is the ultimate gift. However, as living donation is a huge decision, there are often many questions about the process. It’s important that potential donors understand the possible benefits and risks to the process. I am glad to talk to people who have questions but I think that having links to outside information can help someone determine if living donation is right for them.
- The National Kidney Foundation: Dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.Living Donation: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors
The Big Give: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors/biggive
- The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS): Working to advance organ availability
Transplant Living: http://transplantliving.org/
- The Living Bank: Raises awareness about organ donation.
- CHI St. Luke’s Health: My Houston-area transplant center (832-355-4100):
While it is a big decision to donate a kidney, living donors can save lives. If you think it might be something that you are interested in, you can help by calling us at 770-310-2426 for info to do a 15-minute phone screening on being a living donor. You can also call the St. Luke’s Transplant Department directly to do the screening at 832-355-4100. Just tell them your planned recipient is Dominique (Nikki) Brooks.
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 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.
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 or St. Luke’s Transplant Department directly at 832-355-4100 for me, Dominique Brooks.
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Dominique (Nikki) Brooks