Julie Billings

As many of you know I am currently on the deceased / living donor wait list for a kidney transplant. Many patients can wait years for a kidney, so I am hoping to find a living donor. 

My transplant care is provided at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and they have an excellent program for living donors. 

If you are interested in learning about living donation, please log on to: www.umnhealthlivingdonor.org (http://www.umnhealthlivingdonor.org/). This is an initial intake survey that will help determine if you can be a living donor. For example, someone with diabetes, recent cancer or chronic infections cannot be considered for donation.  The information given is always confidential and never shared with me. In fact, you don’t even need to tell me if you are considering being tested. That is how private the process is.

If you are interested in being tested as a potential living donor, there is no medical cost and no obligation to proceed.

I have 2 granddaughters ages 1 and 2 who are the pride and joy of my life. I spend as much time as I am able with them, but my health has taken a toll.

My heart is heavy, but I am always hopeful for a miracle. I want to be there for my family and my precious granddaughters to watch them grow and help guide them through life.

If you are not able to help, your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated as I work through this difficult time. Please feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested / able to help.  

I know what I am asking is a lot, so my heart deeply thanks you for taking the time to read this and share your thoughts and prayers.

May God Bless you all with good health and much happiness.

-Julie Billings