By writer to wcrz.com
It is a battle that is been 18 years within the making – are you able to assist?
Fenton Township Clerk Robert Krug is 74-years-old and is in search of a dwelling kidney donor.
He misplaced one in every of his kidneys 18 years in the past after a bout with most cancers. Final spring, Krug’s physician advised him that he would want dialysis for the remaining kidney, which he began at house shortly afterward.
Krug is on a prolonged record (over 3,000 lengthy in Michigan) of people who find themselves ready for a kidney. The good thing about discovering a dwelling donor is that his medical doctors can have entry to all of their medical information. A number of folks have stepped up, however none of them have been a match.
Based on the College of Michigan, about 22,000 folks throughout the nation are ready for a kidney.
To qualify as a dwelling donor, you should be:
*at the least 18 years previous
* prepared to donate
*in good basic well being and fairly bodily match
People who find themselves thought-about for donation are often between 18-65 years previous; gender and race don’t matter. Some medical situations are okay and will not have an effect on the donation course of. For extra information on that, click HERE.
In the event you’re fascinated with being a dwelling donor, you’ll be able to name try kidney.org or name 1-800-333-9013. Blood kind and tissue matching will begin the method and also you’re free to drop out at anytime.
Within the meantime, Krug told the Tri-County Times that he’ll spend his time along with his grandkids and watching them play sports activities.
— to wcrz.com