Deciding to donate a kidney is a big decision with priceless benefits to your recipient. The team at Kidney Solutions can help you understand the kidney donation process. Should you decide to donate your kidney, we will be with you every step of the way.
If you would like to learn more about possibly becoming a kidney donor, we are here to help make the process as easy as possible. Give us a call. We can answer your questions and connect you with other living donors. When you’re ready, the first step is to determine your eligibility to become a donor.
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Tamera Powell is currently doing home dialysis seven days a week and experiencing kidney and mild heart failure. Her strong faith in God has encouraged her to seek a donor and dream of starting a family after transplant. She would like to get back to work and continue advocating for children in foster care, something she’s been doing for past 20 years.
“Receiving a kidney would change my whole life. I know that it is a lot to ask but I’m praying you’ll find it in your heart to become my kidney donor.”
Celinda Ramos Garcia has been on dialysis for more than eight years. She has 4 daughters 11 grandchildren and would love to spend more time with them. Her dialysis treatments take up most of her time since she has 3 treatments a week, 4 hours each treatment.
She is asking that you consider being her kidney donor. If that is not possible, She prays you will let others know of her need for a kidney donor. “Thank you in advance for considering to be my donor.”
We can’t imagine how Jessica Contreras does it most days, being a single mom, working full-time, and doing peritoneal dialysis every night. Her two precious children (Imani and King) keep her very busy, so for them and for a better healthier life she is avidly searching for a living kidney donor. Please help her! Be a Kidney Donor!
Maria Silva Cavazos is a mother to 3 daughters and a grandmother to 11 beautiful grandchildren. Maria is living with kidney failure and is desperately and eagerly searching for a heroic living kidney donor. Please consider being her hero! You can start the testing process with her registered hospital
Meet Jaime Campa. It is difficult for him to ask anyone for help, especially for such a big request. But like every kidney warrior, he is worth it!
Jaime has dialysis three days a week and works full-time, putting in more than 40 hours a week. He is a very kind and patient man, and is in need of a life saving kidney donor.
Many people are unaware that ANYONE can get tested! YOU may be that one person that is the perfect match for Jaime!
Shon Gonzalez has two children and two grandchildren. He went back to college when he was 45 and finished his college degree. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Psychology, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He was diagnosed one year ago with kidney failure and now needs a kidney transplant. “ I still love to work, read books, go to the beach, go camping, hunting, fishing, and traveling. There are no words I can tell you how grateful I would be if you indeed can help,” says Shon.
Russell Amsbaugh has degrees in design and architecture but his kidney failure has forced him to stop working. His kidney failure progressed while he was taking care of his mother and grandmother and he finally started dialysis in January of 2015. His mother and grandmother passed away. Russell’s life has been put on hold while he waits for a transplant.
Jonas Gadson learned he has only ONE kidney which is only performing at 5-11%. In 2005, Jonas took an early retirement from Eastman Kodak to return home to help care for his 81-year-old, ill mother until she died in 2008. He returned to school and earned his doctorate degree in Theology. He is currently a minister in his church. He is also very active with his area Chamber of Commerce where he completed their Leadership Class. He serves as a national advocate for the facility where he received dialysis, representing patients like himself who are seeking to live full and productive lives while fighting kidney disease.
Mark Goodwin was a truck driver of 28 years, but that changed when he went on dialysis in February 2019. He enjoys hunting, fishing and gunsmithing. Mark is ready and in need of the miracle of a kidney transplant. “There are no words I can express to tell people how grateful I would be for the gift of life.”
Baron Dodson is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Currently, he receives hemodialysis three times a week. His wife and four children have been a constant source of love and support. He would love to return to work as soon as possible and be able to support his family again. “Words of thanks alone can’t say enough about what joy there would be not have to go to dialysis, but be able to live, work and be with my family. Bless you in advance for giving me a second chance at life.”
Meet Melvin Hitchcock. Melvin is a retired Air Force veteran. After seven years as a volunteer firefighter, he retired again. Melvin and his wife live in Austin with their two cats. They both love music and enjoy Austin as the music capital of the world. Melvin is currently on dialysis and waiting for a match for a kidney transplant. Will you or someone you know be his match?
Reggie Johnson is a Christian father of two who enjoys singing gospel music, loves sports, and loves life. He has been on the kidney transplant list since 2018 and is eagerly searching for a kidney donor. He firmly believes that his life saving angel is out there and prays for him/her everyday. Reginald is registered at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Michigan. His transplant coordinator is Kimberly Smith (248-551-0955).
Bo Landefeld, is married with one little boy, Max. In 2018, Bo was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure. She has been on home dialysis 5 times a week for over a year now. “I try to stay positive so that I can get a transplant soon.” Bo and John are professional musicians and teachers in Plano, Texas. Their goal is to help young people play and appreciate classical music and to nurture the human spirit. They are also teaching their 5 year old son to play the cello.
Jeff Harris has been on dialysis for 11 years and is in need of a lifesaving kidney transplant. Jeff served our nation in the military for 22 years and is the proud father of three children. He is a firm believer in paying it forward since his retirement from civil service. Through faith Jeff stays healthy both mentally and physically. Jeff is registered at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, TX: 254-724-8912
Since 2014, Joyce Benjamin has been going to dialysis at 5:00 am, three times a week for four hours. After working 32 years for the Department of Human Services (three of those years on dialysis), Joyce retired. She’s a mother of three, grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of seven. Her greatest cheerleader is her 83-year-old mother. Joyce says, “Dialysis is very difficult and hard on you. I need a kidney to help me live out my dreams and visions in this lifetime.”
Priscilla Torres Kelley is a registered nurse who lost the function of both kidneys after a complicated pregnancy with her only child, Benjamin. He has lingering complications that he will endure for the rest of his life.
Medical advances and drugs have made it much easier for someone to be a compatible donor. In the past, living donors needed to be a close relative. Now, it’s more common that a living donor is not related to their recipient.
Irasema Guillen had been avidly searching for the last two years for someone to selflessly get tested to be her kidney donor. She is excited to be able to continue her education after finally receiving her life-saving kidney.
A living donor does not have to be a blood relative. A spouse, friend, coworker or anyone who is willing to help may be eligible to donate.
Mikey Flores Jr. was born with a congenital kidney disease. When 11 years old, test results showed his only remaining kidney was rapidly deteriorating. Every month his results came back with less function.
Brittany Du is vibrant, and funny. Brittany works part-time at her church which she says is her happy home. She loves God and loves sharing His message. With the help of a new kidney, she plans to continue to use her gifts of teaching and serving at church through different ministries.
Studies indicate that the less time the patient is on dialysis, the better the transplant outcome. Receiving a preemptive transplant and never going on dialysis leads to higher transplant success rates.
Zenzali’s prayers were answered on June 18, 2019. Due to our Facebook shares she had a remarkable woman humbly come forward to be her kidney donor. Her wishes were to remain anonymous, but what an incredible sacrifice! Zenzali’s transplant was a success!
Michael Montecinos is a retired gourmet chef, cancer survivor and loving husband. He survived with one kidney for 14 years after losing one kidney to cancer. He found a special person willing to give him and his family a miracle of a kidney transplant.
Living-donor kidney transplants are the most successful of all organ transplants. Since most people are born with two kidneys but need only one, kidneys are the most commonly transplanted living-donor organs.