Tuesdays with … August 1, 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.
A study done by Southeastern Kidney Transplant Coalition to increase Kidney transplants concluded “everybody needs a cheerleader to get a kidney transplant.”
I am asking if you could be of help in spreading the word about the need for living kidney donors and that I am in need of a kidney transplant.
I am one of the 100,000 people who are on the kidney transplant waiting list. The wait for a deceased donor kidney can be more than 7 years. Also, a kidney from a living donor lasts on average twice as long as one from a deceased donor, 17 years versus only 8 years.
Could you help me spread the word about my need for a kidney transplant? I will be sending you another email with some brief information about my situation. You could send this out via email to those you know or post it on your Facebook page.
You help is greatly appreciated.
YOU SHOULD FOLLOW UP WITHIN A WEEK WITH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SITUATION THAT SOMEONE COULD EMAIL OR POST. YOU SHOULD INCLUDE THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE LIVING DONOR COORDINATOR AT YOUR HOSPITAL.
(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:
Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.