We Are So Thankful ~ Others Need Your Help

We have WONDERFUL news! Del received a kidney and is, Thank G-d, on the mend!!!
Our family is so relieved and thankful for all of the prayers we have received.
In honor of the family who allowed their loved one’s organs to help save the lives of others,
this website will remain up and we will help to spread the word for other patients waiting for kidney transplants.
Please visit often!

**Frank is still waiting**

**You DON’T NEED TO BE A PERFECT MATCH!
THERE ARE KIDNEY SWAPS THAT ALLOW YOU TO DONATE A KIDNEY TO SOMEONE IN NEED, AND FRANK WILL GET HIS KIDNEY, A WIN-WIN SITUATION!!**

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This is Frank’s story:
Polycystic kidney disease. I suffer from it, and as a result 3 days a week I am on dialysis. 4 hours a day away from my young daughters and my wife. I have type O positive blood. The ideal donor is healthy and only type O positive or type O negative blood. My insurance will cover the donor from the blood test to the transplant. Our family will pay for housing, travel and food as well.
I live in Brewster, NY. I am a volunteer firefighter since 9/11 and I own a business that belonged to my late father. My great-grandmother, my grandfather, aunt and uncle did not have a chance for a transplant; they died before dialysis was even thought of. My mom and aunt have had transplants. My sister is in need too.
I want to coach my big girls little league team, go to the father-daughter dances and not worry that I can’t do it because I am limited by dialysis. I am in my early 40s and want desperately to do everything with my family. I hope by reading this, you make the choice to have your blood checked.
My step-father donated his kidney to my mom; he was out of the hospital in 1 day. He had laparoscopic surgery with a small scar. He was back to work in 6 weeks. He is doing great 17 years later.
I cannot thank you enough for reading this and maybe taking the next step to be tested. More important, my 14 year old and 10 year old daughters and my beautiful wife say thank you.
My coordinator at Westchester Medical Center is Angie. She can be reached at 914-493-7864. Please tell her you are calling about me as a possible donor. Please use my name, Frank Felice. She will guide you on what to do, answer questions, etc. Again, thank you.

In late 2019 Frank was interviewed on CBS-News
(please click here to watch)

Please share so Frank can go back to living a healthy life with his family.

Second Annual PA Donor Day, Jan. 8, 2021

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Del Du-Bois has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O; His best chances are a kidney from a living donor.
You can make a difference.
Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers,
or any groups you are affiliated with.
Del Du-Bois is registered at RJW Barnabas Health (NJ) https://bit.ly/31gfIOK

 

From Web MD: Warning Signs of Kidney Problems

Your kidneys filter waste from your blood and ship it out in your pee. When your kidneys don’t work right, toxins can build up. That can lead to several different — and surprising — symptoms. …  READ MORE

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Del Du-Bois has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O; His best chances are a kidney from a living donor.
You can make a difference.
Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers,
or any groups you are affiliated with.
Del Du-Bois is registered at RJW Barnabas Health (NJ) https://bit.ly/31gfIOK

Del & his wife of 50 years.

Please call to get tested today.
PLEASE SAVE A LIFE!
Mention Del Du-Bois when you call.
(even if you are NOT type-O, you can still donate a kidney and start a Chain Donation for Del)
Organ donation saves lives for a lot of people.
Be a Hero!

Call/Text Del’s family ~ (732) 485-3522

You cannot sell organs ~ We cannot buy an organ

In the recent past we have gotten queries from people offering their kidney FOR PAYMENT — while we are anxious to get our loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother a new kidney, it is ILLEGAL to sell or buy a kidney in the United States.

“Organ trafficking is possibly one of the most covert forms of human trafficking. A global shortage of organs has driven the industry, relying on poor populations to be donors and wealthy foreigners to be recipients.” (https://bit.ly/39oJchp)

We appreciate the efforts to get Del a kidney, but we cannot BUY one.

6 yrs on Dialysis…Del Du-Bois desperately needs a Type-O kidney.
Del is registered at RWJ Barnabas in NJ, https://bit.ly/3qeJNbt
Please give Del’s name when you call.
Even if you aren’t Type O, you can start a chain donation in Del’s name.

42 U.S. Code § 274e – Prohibition of organ purchases

Prohibition: It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human organ for valuable consideration for use in human transplantation if the transfer affects interstate commerce. The preceding sentence does not apply with respect to human organ paired donation.
The term “human organ” means the human (including fetal) kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, bone marrow, cornea, eye, bone, and skin or any subpart thereof and any other human organ (or any subpart thereof, including that derived from a fetus) specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services by regulation.

  • Selling Organs: The National Organ Transplant Act Under the federal National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 (NOTA) — found in Title 42, section 274e of the U.S. Code — anyone convicted of buying or selling human organs in the United States faces a five-year prison sentence and/or a fine of up to $50,000.   (from FindLaw) 

Monk: Donating organs ‘good karma’
(video)

Information about Kidney Transplants

KNOW YOUR KIDNEYS
(from American Kidney Fund)

When you have kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), you either need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. Kidney transplant is considered the best treatment option for people facing kidney failure because it can increase your chances of living a longer, healthier life. Having a kidney transplant can be a life-changing opportunity. You may get a kidney transplant when your kidneys are close to failure, before you need to start dialysis. Or you may start dialysis while you wait for a kidney transplant.

Kidney transplant surgery is considered safe, and is usually very successful. A successful kidney transplant depends on how healthy you are before the transplant, taking care of yourself after your transplant, and closely following your doctors’ orders after the transplant.

Research has shown that patients who get a kidney from a living donor live longer than patients who get a kidney from a deceased donor (someone who has just died). On average, living kidney donor transplants last 15-20 years, and deceased kidney donor transplants last 10-15 years.

(read more about Kidney Transplants…)

“Decisions made by Congress and federal and state government agencies affect the quality of care that kidney patients receive, the amount of available funding for kidney disease research, and a myriad of other factors that impact the kidney patient experience. The American Kidney Fund continuously monitors regulations, legislation and policy issues that may affect kidney patients and their families. We work with Congress, the administration, federal agencies, and state governments to advance a legislative and regulatory policy agenda that will protect the patients we serve.”

Please help save Del’s life.
We are asking for your help, he desperately needs a Type O kidney.

Call or Text: 732-485-3522

Get tested, mention Del Du-Bois’ name and
even if you are not a match for him you can save someone else’s life
and put Del higher up on the transplant list.

Del is listed at multiple hospitals including:
St Barnabas Medical Center Transplant
94 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 1
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-8216

Be Our HERO

 

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Please help save Del’s life.
We are asking for your help, he desperately needs a Type O kidney.

Call or Text: 732-485-3522

Del has been on both the Transplant List AND on Dialysis for SIX (6) years.
Living Donors give patients the BEST chances to live a normal life

The shortage of organs causes most patients to wait for a transplant.

Please HELP and be our HERO.

Get tested, mention Del Du-Bois’ name and
even if you are not a match for him you can save someone else’s life
and put Del higher up on the transplant list.

https://www.facebook.com/kidney4del/

You can make a difference.
Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers,
or any groups you are affiliated with.

Del is listed at multiple hospitals including:

St Barnabas Medical Center Transplant
94 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 1
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-8216

Del’s Best Chances Are From A Living Donor

Del has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O; His best chances are a kidney from a living donor.
You can make a difference.
Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers,
or any groups you are affiliated with.
Del Du-Bois is registered at RJW Barnabas Health (NJ) https://bit.ly/31gfIOK

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Please call to get tested today.
PLEASE SAVE A LIFE!
Mention Del Du-Bois when you call.
(even if you are NOT type-O, you can still donate a kidney and start a Chain Donation for Del)
Organ donation saves lives for a lot of people.
Be a Hero!

Call/Text Del’s family ~ (732) 485-3522

The Family is Growing

Del & Bobi’s family is growing!

They have two sons, Russ & Mike, and two daughter-in-loves, Lisa & Shruthi. And there is wonderfully exciting news as the family grows bigger.

2011: Mike, Shruthi, Lisa, Hannah, Russ, Kayla, Bobi & Del

Russ and Lisa’s two daughters, Kayla and Hannah, are both engaged!!!
Mike and Shruthi are expecting their second child very soon!!!

Shruthi's Bangle ceremony

Shankar, Nirmalah, Shruthi, Mike, Bobi & Del 2020 – expectant grandparents & parents

There are so many happy celebrations going on and wonderful additions to look forward to.
Del is a wonderful grandfather, his grandchildren call him “Abba”.

But Del STILL needs a kidney. He goes for dialysis three times a week and is so tired each time. We desperately need your help.

Visit our Facebook Page and please SHARE

Del Du-Bois is registered at
RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and Renewal.org

Please call to get tested today.
PLEASE SAVE A LIFE.
Mention Del Du-Bois when you call.

(even if you are NOT type-O, you can still donate a kidney and start a Chain Donation for Del)

Help Me Write An HEA

As a romance author I am used to writing Happily Ever After (HEA) endings — I’m hoping that someone will help us to “write” an HEA for my family. My brother, Del (legally my brother-in-law) desperately needs a kidney. Del has Polycystic Kidney Disease and is now in End Stage Kidney Disease. He is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ)  and a few other hospitals as well as with Renewal.

Everywhere I look lately it seems that there are many people needing new kidneys, I’m not a doctor or scientist, but it seems so prevalent. the number of people requiring a kidney transplant has been increasing each year, the number of transplants received has remained at a stable and alarmingly low level over the years.

I read stories about folks searching for matches (living donors provide the best chances AND most of us have two working kidneys so can afford to donate one). It is so heartbreaking thought to read how loving relatives and friends have tried to donate a kidney only to find that they are not compatible matches. I have a suggestion for you…

If you are not a compatible match, see if you are a match for another person in need, like Del, and begin a donation chain in your friend’s name. You will save multiple lives and move your friend’s name closer to the top so that the chances of finding a compatible donation are much greater. Likewise, you can get tested for Del Du-Bois (he needs a type O kidney) and if you are not compatible you can start a donation chain in Del’s name; this goes for any blood type.

Del is a husband, dad, grandfather, brother and a wonderful friend. He has been active in his community and his house of worship, and also with a local observatory where he has helped educate young minds in the study of astronomy. He is very loved by his family and friends alike.

Would you please help give my family, and so many others who need a kidney, a chance for a Happily Ever After? Thank you.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.

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