Tuesdays with … – August 17, 2015
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’ve been asked, “Am I too old to donate.” It’s not your age but your health. Many people 65 years old and older have donated. Recently, an 83-year-old woman donated.
What is amazing is that there are people who are donating a kidney when they don’t even know someone who is in need. The 83-year old woman was one of those non-directed donors. To read about an initiative to educate the public about living and non-directed donation, Click Here.
Many think that it’s a one in a million chance to be a donor. But the “matching” process has made it much easier to donate. And if your are not compatible then medical technology has allowed an incompatible donor to still donate and benefit their friend or family member. These type of arrangements are called paired exchanges. To read about paired exchanges Click Here.
Thanks for your continued support.
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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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Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.