I’m not really an expert on this subject, but since my kidneys failed in 2019, I now find myself seeking a kidney donor. 

Years ago I added myself as an organ donor in Utah, which is reflected on my driver’s license. My kidneys won’t help anyone, but my eyes might. My heart might. Maybe my liver, pancreas and lungs, too. Visit this website for a comprehensive list:  https://www.organdonor.gov/about/what.html  

  <3 Donor Y 

I’d like to ask you to think about being a living donor for me. I don’t want you to give me an answer right now, just think about it. I have some information here and if, after you have looked it over, you have questions or would like more information, I can get you in contact with someone at the Intermountain transplant clinic. 

So, I would really appreciate it if you just took the time to learn more about donating and consider the possibility.

And, I want you to know that it’s okay if you say ‘no’. I understand that this is a big request and it’s not for everyone. I don’t want you to feel pressured to do this, or feel bad if you don’t think it’s the right thing for you. If it turns out that this is not something you’re comfortable with, maybe you can help me think of ways to find a living donor.

If you have blood type ‘O’ and would like to see if you can donate a kidney to me, please go to this website to see if you can help me out:  intermountain.donorscreen.org And even if you don’t have blood type ‘O’, you can still give a kidney on the national exchange, where I could receive a kidney on exchange in return. see transplantliving.org/ or kidneyregistry.org/

Yet another great resource is the www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors website. 

Did you know that my wife, Dana, was born with only one kidney? So, she’s not a candidate, sadly. But you could be! 

While I would be ever so grateful should you choose to do this, at the same time please know that I will still respect and honor you if you choose not to donate. It’s okay. Thanks for reading all this. 

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