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See If You Are Eligible To Donate
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Learn more about living donation here.
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Hi, my name is Anita and I am a college professor living and working in Texas.
In addition to teaching young adults, my passion is helping those who need assistance, such as students who are homeless, those who need additional funds, sharing knowledge with underserved communities on a variety of matters such as veteran affairs, community policing, and the importance of voting and registering them to vote.
Since I was a kid, I’ve struggled with an autoimmune disease. I managed my autoimmune disease for years without major problems, but nine years ago, it changed with the loss of my kidneys. My husband donated his kidney to me at that time and we both made a great recovery. He is a marathon runner and still runs a lot. I am also extremely active; I walk 3-4 miles every day and participate in 5Ks.
Unfortunately, my disease has progressed and has attacked my transplanted kidney as well. We don’t have kids, and we don’t have immediate family members who are eligible donors. Hence, I’m reaching out to my community and others for help in finding a living kidney donor.
The living donor program is amazing! Donors lead the same active, healthy and productive life post donation. The evaluation is non intrusive and typically consists of blood work and imaging (ultra sound, X-rays and MRI). In most cases, the surgery is laparoscopic and donors are discharged within 48 hours from the hospital! Donors can even get tested and donate from their local hospital. Donor’s medical expenses and post surgery care are all paid for by the recipients’ insurance.
I need an angel who can give me the gift of life by donating one of their kidneys. I know I have so much more to give to this world. I hope I’ve made an impact on my students and the organizations that I’ve supported, but now I need someone to help me. It’s surreal and odd to write these words.
Honestly, it’s uncomfortable for me to ask but the quality of my life now depends on it; it truly depends on someone whom I may have never met.
My husband and I would be extremely grateful if you shared my story. Thank you.
If you have any additional questions, you can reach the transplant center living donor coordinator at 832-355-5506.
I would be grateful if you shared this page.
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