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Tuesdays with … July 11, 2016

Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. It is a short one this week. 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.


I was reading an article that explains how organs from deceased donor HIV patients are now being used for those who have HIV and are in need of a kidney transplant.

This change in policy could be significant. It will bring about the largest increase to the pool of donor organs in the past 20 years and should shorten the waiting time for a deceased donor transplant.

The article also provided two other important facts:

• “The kidney shortage is so severe that most patients will die while waiting for a deceased donor kidney.”
• “The longer someone is on dialysis the risk of heart attack increases dramatically. Only 50% of patients on dialysis will be alive in four years.”

This is why it is so important for me to find a living kidney donor.

(For those on dialysis you could write) Being on dialysis I understand the importance getting a transplant.
(For those who are not on dialysis you could write) I am working very hard to find a donor so I could avoid being on dialysis.

Please help me by sharing my story. I’ve attached information that you could pass along to others. Please email or call me if you would like to learn more about letting others know about my situation.

Thanks.

These are real truths for those in need of a kidney transplant. Making the above 2 points part of your story could provide more urgency to your situation and the importance of finding a living donor.

You could provide the link to the article: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/hiv-positive-kidney-donors-helping-save-lives-article-1.2703166

(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)

I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.


(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)

I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.


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


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Harvey
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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