My name is Nikki Brooks. I am a wife and mother, and I was fortunate enough to find a hero – a living donor!
The transplant waiting list is very, very long. As you can see from the graphic below, living donors save lives.
Did you know that you can live with only one kidney? Are you the one to help someone in need?
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 my living kidney donor. Now we need to spread the word for others who are waiting as well. That’s the new focus of this blog.
We look forward to seeing what we can do.