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.
“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