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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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 is listed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

Weill Cornell Medicine, N.Y.Presbyterian, NYC
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Thank you for your help.”

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 is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ) and a few other hospitals.

 

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/

 

FREE Online Seminar ~ Navigating Kidney Transplantation

Navigating Kidney Transplantation
Sign up to join Fizza Naqvi on Thursday, March 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. ET for a free online seminar to better understand the kidney transplant process—from pre-transplant evaluation, to wait list, to post-transplant monitoring. Learn how to become a better advocate and how to navigate the steps to becoming a recipient.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7–8 p.m. ET

Click here to register

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Del Du-Bois is currently on dialysis and is in End Stage Kidney Disease. A living donor (blood type O) offers him the best chance for an extended life and more time with his family.

Del is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ) and a few other hospitals.  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 this, post it on Facebook, tweet it on Twitter and all of you social media sites. Tell your friends about it (kidney4del) any way you can.

Please help save Del’s life

Del is registered with RJWBarnabas Health (NJ) and a few other hospitals.  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!

Happy Birthday to Del!

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!

Fifty Years of Friendship

from Rose G. ~
My husband, Steve, and I met Bobi and Del fifty years ago. Steve and Bobi’s father, Marcy, were both friends and CB operators. I was newly married and Bobi was engaged to marry this smart, handsome man she met in chemistry class at City College in New York. We became fast friends and Steve was Del’s best man at their wedding.

 

Moves to the suburbs followed, Bobi and Del to New Jersey and, Steve and I to Rockland County, NY. I have wonderful memories of visiting their new home which they took great pride in. Right from the start Del applied his superior intelligent scientific mind, inquisitiveness, creativeness, and industriousness to numerous home improvement projects around the house. If something needed to be fixed or could be improved upon, Del  is a real “Mr. Fix It.”

 

Throughout their almost 50 years of married life Del could be counted upon to generously use his talents to help anyone who needs help. His generosity knows no limits! He has been always selfless and, I can’t emphasize “always” enough times. The needs of everyone, family, friends, community members and complete strangers come before his needs.

 

Children quickly followed their move to New Jersey and Rusty was born. Del took great pride and delight in his son. He was the most amazing father, sharing with Rusty his numerous talents and interests from scientific problem solving to astronomy. Rusty was one lucky young man.

 

Del was an amazing son-in-law to Bobi’s parents, Reva and Marcy. He could be counted upon to help them meet their needs as they grew older and, for helping Bobi meet their needs. He was much more than a son-in-law, more like a real son! He has also been an amazing brother-in-law to Chelle and her husband Mark and a wonderful uncle to their two children.

 

Then along came Michael several years later. Del saw this as a blessing and a wonderful addition to their family. Rusty had a brother  and, Bobi and Del a second little man in their home. Rusty and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Kayla and Hannah, and along with Michael and his wife Shruthi and their son Davin have all brought great joy to the Du-Bois family.

 

Del has also been through the ups and downs of life and, it hasn’t been easy. He saw his mother suffer before she died and lost his beloved in-laws. He lost a kidney to polycystic kidney disease and continued to work for many years after that. When he was told the one kidney he had was affected by the disease he kept on working until he was no longer able to. Despite all he has been through, Del approaches every day with a smile and hope in his heart. He believes in the better nature of mankind. If we judge a man by the content of his character then I know of no other person on this earth who is more worthy of receiving of a kidney and, I pray everyday that Del Du-Bois receives one from a very generous donor.

Steve makes a wedding toast at Bobi & Del’s wedding 1970

A few words from Del’s wife…

It has been three years since Del was listed on the kidney transplant list at Tampa General Hospital and three years seven months since he was listed at Weill Cornell in NYC (still active) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical Hospital in New Brunswick NJ (which has temporarily suspended their program). So Del has been transferred and is currently actively listed at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ. We are still hopeful that Del will be fortunate enough to receive a compatible kidney for transplant. The more people we reach the greater our chances of finding a compatible kidney for Del. Therefore, I am asking for your help by spreading the word to friends, family, coworkers and their groups in search of a person willing to be a donor or help look for a kidney donor. Please help us find Del a life saving viable kidney for transplant.

Please meet Del through the voices of some who know and love him by scrolling through the posts on this page.

From my heart, my family and I are sincerely grateful for your help.

~ Bobi

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Del 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.

He is working with Renewal, a remarkable non-profit organization.

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.life-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.