Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jenna is on daily dialysis, needs a kidney donor!

If you're interested in being tested as a kidney donor for Jenna, please complete a form here: Living Donor Kidney Transplant Team at UCLA http://goo.gl/OEM2rP 
She needs a Type O donor, patient: Jenna Franks, born 11-21-85 -- thank you!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If we help spread the word about the option of living kidney donation, we can help patients with chronic kidney disease live a longer, better life.

URL: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/living-donors-can-save-lives-greatest-potential-combat-organ-shortage-94293/ 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

If you need a kidney or knows someone who does, you need the National Kidney Registry. Contact a transplant center:http://www.kidneytransplantcenters.org/
Our daughter Jenna needs a donor - please email us at kidney4jenna@yahoo.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

Over 100,000 people need a kidney transplant. 
Jenna is one of those who waits.
Source: Organ Procurement and Transplant Network http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

Please share - www.facebook.com/wantedkidneydonor

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

There are not enough kidneys to go around

Demand for kidney transplants is considerably higher than for any other organ. At the start of 2014, nearly 100,000 people in the United States were on the waiting list to have a kidney transplant. In recent years, only about 11,000 deceased-donor kidney transplants were performed annually in the United States. Each year another approximately 5,800 kidney transplants were made possible by living donors.

Organ donors make miracles happen!

Recycle yourself, become an organ donor.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Committee decided who should live on dialysis. 1965 documentary

A quote from the 1965 NBC documentary entitled "Who Shall Live?" narrated by Edwin Newman. In those early days of dialysis technology, only a few patients could be treated, and even then at great cost. The demand greatly exceeded the capacity to treat patients, and some means of selection was needed. The highly controversial decision-making process had anonymous committee members deliberating over the merits of each case. 
The documentary examined the troubling questions underlying decisions by the committee. 
Should patients with children get priority? 
Those who went to church? 
Those who had the most productive jobs?
Here's the video of the documentary on YouTubehttp://youtu.be/FMay5zw1loA