I am Frances Gray and I need a kidney. I have end-stage renal failure due to the toxic affects of medicines I was prescribed. Ultimately I need an angel to step forward to save my life by volunteering to give me a kidney (I have B-positive blood type, but any gender, race, religion, blood type can work). Tall order, I know. It's a big ask. So I'm not asking. But I am asking for your help in another way. There's something else that you can do to help me (and others with a similar need), even if you're not a donor: I need you to spread the word, and I'll show you how to do that in this post. Your job simply would be to get the word out about my need for a kidney.
I am told that the more people who know of my need, the better my chance is of reaching a person willing to be an altruistic donor. So, now it's all about getting the word out. That's where you come in.
"Fran is the epitome of what love means. Her determination, caring soul and tenacity for hard work brought her wonderful blessings life has to offer. And she wants desperately to continue that life, but her kidney failure is not survivable without the gift of life from a living donor."
Give me 15 minutes (or more) and use that time to tell the world about this website (Kidney4Fran.com)
- Email: Send this website to your friends (all of them) by email.
- Facebook: Post a small note on Facebook with a link to this website (icon above).
- LinkedIn: Post a small note on LinkedIn with a link to this website (icon above).
- Other Social Media Sites: Post a small note with a link to this website (icons below).
Most people have two well-functioning kidneys but can lead a full and equally healthy life with just one kidney. Both of my kidneys are almost fully shut down. So, medically I now have only two options to continue living:
- dialysis (life expectancy about 5 years)
- transplant (a new lease on life)
My family members are medically disqualified as donors.
Also, if a willing donor is not an exact match, through an arrangement called "Paired Kidney Donation" (kidney swapping) a donor who is not a match for me might be a match for someone else and I would be eligible to receive that person's donor's kidney that would be a match for me.
If You'd Like More Information:
For more information, see Columbia University Medical Center's "Becoming a Kidney Donor."
If you'd like to speak with someone confidentially (without disclosing your inquiry to me), please contact New York Presbyterian Hospital at 212-305-6469 or visit this website to register your interest. Your questions will be answered by a qualified person who is familiar with my case. Mention my name, Frances Gray.
For more information, please visit this informational website.
Speaking with a NY Presbyterian staff member is much better than speaking with me. They know far more than I do and you will get better information from them than from me. So please, feel free to contact them.
Keep in mind that a confidential phone call to the hospital does not come with any obligations to proceed further.
*Note: It is illegal to exchange money for a kidney. No such request will be granted any consideration.