Welcome to my CaringBridge website. The purpose of this site is to keep family, friends, and interested people updated during my search for a living kidney donor. I also need my story shared because I have been waiting for a deceased donor for 3 years and have been told it might be another3-5 years. I appreciate your prayers, support, and sharing my need on social media.
IF YOU DECIDE TO BE TESTED AS A POTENTIAL DONOR MY INSURANCE WILL REIMBURSE YOUR TRAVEL, LODGING, AND FOOD FOR THE EVALUATION AND SURGERY. UNFORTUNATELY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE EVALUATED ANONYMOUSLY BECAUSE YOUR TRIP NEEDS TO BE PREAUTHORIZED BY INSURANCE. CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS.
I am a wife, mother, sister, and aunt with PKD (polycystic kidney disease), a genetic disorder that has caused my kidneys to fail. I am on the deceased donor waitlist (with over 100,000 others needing a kidney in the USA), but my best option for a successful outcome is to have a transplant from a living donor. All my family members have PKD, have already donated, or have health issues that do not allow them to be a donor. Mayo and Indiana University Health has accepted me as a transplant candidate which leads me to what the kidney community refers to as "The Big Ask."
Would you consider being a living kidney donor? While any healthy person can safely donate a kidney, I know it's not for everyone. For one who can, it's a selfless, life saving act. Because I'm enrolled in a paired kidney exchange program at both hospitals, a kidney donated on my behalf doesn't have to be a match for me. I'm also in the National Kidney Registry (website below). You can also donate at IU, on my behalf, when it is convenient for you and I'll get a voucher that puts me ahead in the line if you give them my name).
CONTACT: Email - email@example.com
Facebook - Lynn Camino
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVING ORGAN DONATION
- email LIVINGDONORORGANTP@mayo.edu
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE SCREENED AS A POSSIBLE DONOR
- Click on Health History Questionnaire link
- Click on Living Kidney Donor link
- Click on Mayo Clinic Minnesota link