Stories of Hope

Living Donation

Sean, living kidney donor recipient

Sean was an active person who liked to spend time long-distance running, swimming, and hiking and also performed full-time as a musician along the East Coast. In 2000, Sean was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a disease of the large intestines, and as a result, was later diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a type of liver disease that affects the bile ducts.

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Diane, living kidney donor

Kidney donor Diane wanted to help her friend John when she learned he was in renal failure and needed a kidney. Nearly one foot shorter than John, it seemed unlikely that Diane could be his living donor.

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NMDS - Sabrina WeroLiving Kidney donor to father who passed – Native, Navajo

Sabrina, living kidney donor

My kidney donation and my father’s transplant have brought me to realize how precious and beautiful it is to be alive,” acknowledges Sabrina. With her family’s support and guidance, Sabrina is now studying to become a pharmacy technician so that she can continue to help others.

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