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Tuesdays with … March 28, 2016

Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.

Are you a fan of “House of Cards”, a Netflix series? This season’s Episodes 5 and 6 revolve around the main character, Frank Underwood needing a liver transplant. He receives one from the waiting list after a subordinate manipulates the list to give him priority, causing the death of another man who is waiting for a liver.

These fictional stories are not always accurate, but they do provide some much needed exposure to organ donation.

There are 100,500 people waiting for a kidney transplant and 15,000 waiting for a liver. In 2015 there were 5,989 living kidney transplants and only 359 living liver transplants. The surgical procedure for liver donors is much more involved than the one for kidneys. If you want to read a summary of the Netflix plot and more information about living liver transplants click here.

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If you know someone else in need of a kidney transplant or would like to pass this on to your doctor or a dialysis/transplant social worker please provide him or her with this link:

Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.

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Harvey Mysel, Founder & President

Harvey established the LKDN after recognizing the need for better resources while pursuing a successful living kidney transplant in 2006. Our purpose is to share knowledge and build the confidence to enable the life changing benefits of living donation. Click here to learn more about Harvey.

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