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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — An area father has been struggling for years from a failing kidney and wishes a transplant earlier than he’s compelled to go on dialysis.
Michael McSherry of Lebanon, was simply 18-years-old when he spent over per week within the hospital for meals poisoning. After being despatched dwelling he was nonetheless having extreme ache in his proper facet. That’s when docs did additional testing that exposed a problem along with his kidneys.
In 2006 Michael was despatched to see a kidney specialist. They discovered that he was born with only one kidney that was by no means found.
For the reason that discovery, Michael has repeatedly been going to a kidney physician in Lancaster.
For the previous few years, he’s been out and in of hospitals for weeks on finish, struggling, whereas additionally making an attempt to be round for his spouse Renee and 3-year-old daughter Michelle.
In 2018 Michael was recognized with stage 5 kidney failure. Now, he’s left with simply 7% operate within the kidney and on the verge of being placed on dialysis.
His household has been supportive and by his facet by means of the 14 years of struggling, however Michael’s greatest concern is leaving his daughter with no father.
“If I don’t go on dialysis I’ve a greater probability of residing longer. It’s higher to get a residing donor as a result of the kidney can last more,” Michael mentioned.
Michael is looking for a residing kidney donor with sort O blood. Folks with sort O blood can provide to any blood sort, however can solely obtain sort O blood in return which makes it onerous to search out.
He’s been on the checklist for a kidney transplant at UPMC for 2 years.
Michael says there’s a easy blood take a look at that somebody can do to see if they might be eligible to donate.
A donor have to be 18 or older and might stay nameless. If doable donors are concerned with serving to Michael get a brand new kidney they will name UPMC at 717-231-8757 and provides his title.
Folks may additionally e mail Michael instantly at email@example.com.
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