Iris Nawiesniak

First post: Dec 6, 2022 Latest post: Oct 16, 2023

I am searching for a kidney donor!!

When I was sixteen I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. I learned that I had one functioning kidney and that I would likely need a kidney transplant later in life. Three months ago my lab results showed that my one working kidney has failed. Last week I underwent surgery to install a peritoneal dialysis port and will begin the dialysis process next week. Dialysis will temporarily hold me over until a compatible kidney donor can be found. 

I am 34 years old and have a young son. It is my greatest hope that I can live a full life for my family where I am able to be present, healthy, and watch my son grow up. A new kidney would make that possible for me. 

This is very difficult for me to ask. I am looking for someone who is willing to give the gift of their kidney. A transplant will occur as soon as a compatible donor can be found. If you feel that this is something you, or someone you know, might consider please reach out! I am searching for a donor with a blood type of O+ or O-.  If you would like to know more information about what donating a kidney would entail please visit  or contact:  Alice at UWMC Donor Advocate : 206-598-3873 for information on how to be screened for potential donation and for information on living donor transplants.  Feel free to reach out to me personally as well for more information. 

Please share this post! It will increase my chances of connecting with a potential donor. Thank you all for all the love and support, it truly means the world to me! 

With love,

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Iris’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register