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When Jenn was 11 years old she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Each time Jenn's Lupus flared, her kidneys were attacked. Today, Jenn has 13% kidney function and needs a kidney transplant. Currently, there are over 110,000 people nationally on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney. The wait time is approximately 5-7 years. The average life span of a person with a deceased donor kidney is 8-10 years.
The best option for Jenn is to receive a kidney from a living donor. Receiving a living donor kidney offers a longer life span, 12-15+ years, and better overall health and wellness for Jenn.
If you are interested in being a potential living donor for Jenn please contact her Donor Transplant Coordinator: