We are asking for your help – become a Living Donor

A MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY IS
IN URGENT NEED OF A
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT!

Hi everyone, this beautiful couple is Bobi and Del Du-Bois,
as you can tell by this picture, they are very much in love.

But Del needs YOUR help ~ he needs a kidney.

Living donors offer recipients the best chances for a healthy life.
You can be tested to find out if you are compatible.
Please help by getting tested and spreading the word.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Here’s a letter from Bobi:

Many years ago Del was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. In 1968 Del lost a kidney to PKD and has been managing for the past 46 years with his remaining kidney. Recently his condition has worsened, the enlarging cysts are severely impacting the function of this kidney and it is failing. Del has been told he requires a kidney transplant as soon as possible. His best chances are a kidney from a living donor. Recipients of a living donor kidney live longer and healthier lives.

Del now has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O. You can make a difference. Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers, or any groups you are affiliated with. The more people we reach the greater the probability we can find a suitable kidney match for Del.

Del is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ) and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

We are asking for your help in reaching the masses, a lot of reaching out is done via emails and social media, it CAN reach the right person who can save Del’s life (it’s happened before). Please email it, post it on Facebook, tweet it on Twitter and all of your social media sites. Tell your friends about it any way you can.

Thank you so much,

Barbara Cordero Du-Bois and family

Some facts :

– We are born with 2 kidneys but can survive with one.

– Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder so family members can be affected and are not good donor candidates.

– People with the most common type of PKD progress to kidney failure also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

– Living donor transplants represent the best opportunity for a positive long-term outcome.

– Transplants from a live donor has the benefit of lasting twice as long as a kidney from a deceased donor.

– The wait for a deceased donor could take 5 to 7 or more years.

– While 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.

– According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse there are 101,047 individuals awaiting a kidney as of August 21, 2014 and since January to May of this year 11,845 people who received transplants of which 2,280 came from live donors.

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My living donor story by Lori Carlton & the National Kidney Foundation

Before Howard got sick I had never considered living donation. Like most people, I knew so little about the process – and how life-changing it could be for someone I love.

But what if more people understood that they had the power to save a life, Chelle?

During National Donate Life Month, which highlights the need for organ donation across the country, I’m reaching out to share my story in hopes that it will inspire others – even just one person – to take action. Please make a gift, of any amount, to the National Kidney Foundation before April 30th.

Diagnosed in 2008 with Amyloidosis, a rare blood disease that caused his kidneys to fail, my brother-in-law’s quality of life – and his options for treatment – were quickly running out. I watched as this once healthy, active and vibrant person struggled to cope with a rigorous dialysis regimen.

But my real impetus to become a living kidney donor came when my sister, Howard’s partner, was rejected as a viable option for transplant. I remember sitting in the kitchen with my son at the time and hearing the desperation in his voice when he asked, “Isn’t there anyone else who can donate?”

Little did he know, I had already begun the testing process.

I didn’t want to get Howard’s hopes up, and I knew that he would have said no, so I began my testing largely in secret.

Being evaluated to become a living donor was eye-opening; I assumed you had to be 25 and in the peak of health to donate – a misconception that I’m sure many Americans have. Throughout the process I never felt pressured. In fact, the doctors and social workers continually reassured me that I could change my mind at any time. My well-being, both physical and psychological, was always their priority.

On June 25, 2013 I participated in a swap program through Mount Sinai Hospital and donated my kidney to a complete stranger so that Howard could also receive his perfect match.

Swap, or paired exchange programs, are so valuable because they allow patients to receive a kidney even when they aren’t a match for their intended donor – and get off the wait-list sooner. But more people need to know that options like this exist when their loved ones are suffering.

I hope you’ll consider making a contribution to NKF in honor of Donate Life Month, supporting their ongoing efforts to make more kidneys available for transplant.

Sincerely,
Lori Carlton
Living Kidney Donor

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Del needs a Type-O kidney, but YOU don’t have to be Type-O.
You can donate your kidney, specify Del Du-Bois’ name
and YOU CAN SAVE TWO LIVES.
Please help.

Thank you.

please visit our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/kidney4del/

 

Happy Birthday to Del ~ 2019!

It’s Del’s Birthday today!

Please help him find a new kidney so that his family
can celebrate many more special days with him.

Please get tested to see if you are a match.

Please spread the word to everyone on your Facebook, Twitter,
Google-plus, and word-of-mouth.

Give Del the gift of life this birthday,
Thank you!

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

Del still needs a kidney. We need your help.

Well here we are nearly two years after we started this web-page and years after Del began dialysis.  Del has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O.

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Renewal’s website is www.renewal.org. All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. They can also put you in touch with others who have donated a kidney and are willing to share their experience. All medical costs for evaluation and surgery are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Ancillary costs such as travel expenses and lodging, may be covered by Renewal.

Living donors offer recipients the best chances for a healthy life.
You can be tested to find out if you are compatible.
Please help by getting tested and spreading the word.
Please give Del Du-Bois’ name as the recipient.

Del is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

 

Wishing for lots of things to be thankful about…

Wishing you an early Happy Thanksgiving!

The month of November is a time when we all take stock of the things we have to be thankful for — by the time we reach the Thanksgiving holiday many of us are planning our “What am I thankful for…” speeches for around the dinner table. I hope your lists are long and wonderful.

My family would love to include that Del has received a kidney.

Del has been living with only one kidney since 1968 (yes, you only need one kidney!), but several years ago he was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).  Del now has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O.

Del with 2 of his grandchildren [2017]

Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers, or any groups you are affiliated with. The more people we reach the greater the probability we can find a suitable kidney match for Del Du-Bois.

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

We are asking for your help in reaching the masses, a lot of reaching out is done via emails and social media, it CAN reach the right person who can save Del’s life (it’s happened before). Please email it, post it on Facebook, tweet it on Twitter and all of your social media sites. Tell your friends about it any way you can.

Thank You!

What Del’s wife wants for her birthday

Today, September 5, is Bobi’s birthday.

Happy Birthday!

This is her biggest wish for her birthday…

Today is my birthday. I have received many warm well wishes from friends and family. I am very grateful for all of the wonderful expressions for continued health, happiness and much joy. However, the gift I truly desire is a viable kidney for Del, my partner, my husband, father of our children, and love of my life.

Please help save Del’s life. He desperately needs a kidney and has been on the kidney transplant list for over 4 and a half years. The waiting lists for transplants are excessively long and hardly enough to meet the needs. I am asking for each one of you to please spread the word to family, friends, co-workers and anyone else who will listen that we need someone to donate a kidney for my husband, Del. If we can make this request go viral hopefully we will find a kidney match.

Please share https://kidney4del.wordpress.com/  with everyone you know.

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

Thank you for your help.”

A Quiz from WebMD about your Kidneys

How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys?

click on the heading above or go to https://wb.md/2BG9IUf

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

Go BACK to HOME

 

Facts from Donate-Life-America

100,000 people in the United States
are waiting for a kidney donation.

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. Currently, 100,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a donor kidney.
A kidney transplant is used to treat kidney failure (also called end-stage renal disease, ESRD), a condition in which kidneys can function at only a fraction of their normal capacity. People with end-stage kidney disease need either dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
It’s important to know that dialysis only filters out waste — it can’t replace other functions of your kidneys, such as making hormones. Dialysis only does 10-15% of the work that a healthy kidney would do. For some people, dialysis is the only option for treating kidney disease. For others, dialysis keeps them alive until a kidney is found for a transplant.
Because a person can live with only one kidney, living donation offers another choice for some transplant candidates. The average waiting time for a donor kidney from a deceased donor is 3 to 5 years. A kidney from a living donor offers patients an alternative to years of dialysis and time on the national transplant waiting list. With living donation, a patient may be able to receive a transplant in 1 year or less. After donation, the living organ donor’s remaining kidney will enlarge, doing the work of 2 healthy kidneys.

 

Please help save Del’s life, please give the gift-of-Del to his family.

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

 

We need YOU ~ Please help save Del’s life

The National Kidney Foundation offers
information for kidney donors and recipients

Del Du-Bois is registered with RENEWAL (a remarkable non-profit organization) and hospitals throughout the area. To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call (718) 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org.

Del is also registered with RJW Barnabas Health (NJ), Tampa General Hospital (FL), and a few other hospitals. Please specify Del’s name when you call so that your donation goes to him.

Live Facebook Event ~ Diabetes, Cardiovascular & Kidney Disease

Connecting Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Kidney Disease

Learn about the connection between CKD, diabetes and CVD. Hear both from patients and doctors about the common risk factors, how to manage these conditions, and how to cope emotionally and physically. Join us for this event on March 28 at 2 pm in partnership with DiabetesSisters and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, and the following experts:

– Jonathan Winston, MD, nephrologist
– Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
– Stacey Rosen, MD, cardiologist

This program is sponsored by:
Merck / Pfizer 
Janssen
AstraZeneca
Sanofi
Novo Nordisk
Boehringer Ingelheim / Lilly
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go tohttps://www.facebook.com/events/2043102489301300/