Mary Kathryn Loper is a 39-year old adult with special needs. She was diagnosed with kidney failure in November of 2017 and placed on the transplant list at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently on dialysis and hoping for a kidney donation from a living donor. She is blood type O (positive/negative does not matter for kidney donation). Vanderbilt also offers a matching program, so even if you are not type O, you may be able to donate.
Am I eligible to donate?
*18 years old or older
*Good physical and mental health
*Watch this quick video for more information: Am I Able to Donate? (https://youtu.be/03gv8T0GjwU
How do I get screened?
Please fill out this brief survey Living Donor Intake (https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/index.php?s=XT7N7AHTYP
Or call Vanderbilt’s living donor program at (615) 936-0695 or 866-748-1491; select option 2 for either line
What will my experience by like as a donor?
Here’s a personal testimony from a donor: Rene's Donation Story (https://youtu.be/uRzgQeaf4Q0
Organ Donation FAQ (https://www.americantransplantfoundation.org/about-transplant/faqs/#kidney-faq
If you have ANY other questions, please drop us an email at donor4MK@gmail.com.
If you cannot donate, please consider sharing Mary Kathryn’s Facebook or Caring Bridge link. You never know who might be inspired!