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Since WINK News introduced you to Sandy Bilsky on Monday, a dozen potential kidney donors have reached out. Whereas this does present him with some hope, his struggle is much from over.
2021 is a 12 months stuffed with promise for Sandy Bilsky. “Hastily I had this rush of ‘hey, that is actually going to occur. I’m going to get a kidney,’” mentioned Bilsky.
He’s a neighborhood hero who has been honored by the Coast Guard for saving three lives. Now, he wants a kidney donor to delay his life.
“The responses have been so unbelievable out of your first broadcast. There have been over a dozen responses,” Bilsky mentioned.
Whereas folks have been greater than keen to assist, some have been disqualified. “A few of the folks that had stepped ahead we’re instantly disqualified due to one medical challenge or one other,” he mentioned.
Caryn Knop has by no means met Sandy in particular person. “I by no means met Sandy. We talk by means of telephone and textual content messages,” Knop mentioned.
She lives 1,300 miles away in Buffalo, New York. Caryn’s blood kind makes her a very good candidate. Nevertheless, she wants extra checks to search out out if she’s a perfect match.
“You may name it a egocentric transfer on my half as a result of I might like to be the one to assist,” Knop mentioned.
Bilsky says he’s right down to Caryn and one potential different donor. He’s planning to stay sensible, but hopeful.
“It might take me a bit bit longer than I assumed, however I all the time knew it wasn’t going to be straightforward,” Bilsky mentioned.
By way of a troublesome battle, he’s praying for a candy victory.
Bilsky continues to be in search of potential donors, in case his two remaining candidates occur to not work out.
To be a match, you want to have O optimistic or detrimental blood and can’t have sure disqualifying well being circumstances.
If you want to assist Sandy Bilsky and also you imagine you’re a match, you possibly can contact him immediately by way of Facebook or by calling him at 401-741-4927.
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