By writer to www.scarsdalenews.com
The Leitner household of Scarsdale has launched a digital communications marketing campaign, Donor4Sue, to unfold the phrase about Susan Leitner’s want for a dwelling kidney donor for transplant.
This month marks the 18-year anniversary of Sue’s first kidney transplant. Her mom, Joyce Lenard, who was 67 on the time, was not solely the proper match, however Columbia Presbyterian’s oldest dwelling kidney donor on the time. The mother-daughter duo went on to take part within the Transplant Olympic Video games, and volunteer with the Nationwide Kidney Basis. Now, Sue says, “I’ve needed to decelerate lots the previous few years as my kidneys began to say no once more.”
Sue has been dwelling with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis since 1992 and is registered with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia College Transplant Medical Heart in New York Metropolis.
There are at the moment greater than 8,000 New Yorkers ready on a kidney. Although dwell kidney donation has elevated by 24% nationwide within the final decade resulting from its efficacy and skill to cut back wait occasions for recipients, solely 521 individuals in New York volunteered as a dwelling kidney donor in 2018. New York State’s transplant wait checklist stays the fourth longest within the nation.