My name is Ranjan. I have been a Grafton resident for 30 years. I’ve had decreasing kidney function for the past several years and now my kidneys are failing. There is only one cure for this disease, a kidney donated by a healthy person. For the past 2 years I have been listed on the national list to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. If I rely on the waiting list to receive a kidney from a deceased donor, it could take additional 5 to 7 years. I don’t have that much time.
For now, if I don’t find a compatible live donor, starting kidney dialysis is my only option. Dialysis does not cure kidney failure; it’s a temporary life support system.
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Undergoing the painful dialysis treatment 3 times a week (4 hours each), even
for a short period of time, increases the chance of organ rejection after a
kidney transplant from a live or a deceased donor. This makes my search for a
donor that much more urgent.
I have type AB+ blood group which is universal recipient and that means a kidney donor from practically any blood group (O-/ O+/ B-/B+/A-/A+/AB-/AB+) would match.
It is hard for me to make this appeal. However, I do believe that in times of crisis, people step up with incredible acts of compassion, generosity and caring. All I need is one special person for me to live.
I know that in times of crisis, people perform incredible acts of compassion, generosity and caring. All I need is one special person to say “yes”. It is important to know that there could be practically no cost to the donor. Everything will be covered by my insurance.
If you or someone you know is interested in helping me out or learning more about my situation, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call us at (508)-839-9464.
With much love,
“If we only need one kidney to live a healthy life…………….. Why were we given two? For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi