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The Buddies of Melissa is an off-the-cuff group in Carmel attempting to assist Melissa Manfredi, a very long time Carmel resident, in her seek for a kidney and also you could possibly assist! The Knights of Columbus are additionally getting concerned as Melissa is the spouse of a very long time member of the native Council, Robert Manfredi. Each Melissa and Gown have been very lively in native organizations and have given a lot to the neighborhood they name house. Melissa not has both of her kidneys, and has been present process debilitating dialysis therapies thrice per week for near seven years.
Melissa had a kidney donor lined up, and waited patiently over the previous 7 years for all the medical clearances required for each her and her donor. Sadly, Melissa lately discovered that her donor won’t be able to donate a kidney. The ready listing for kidney donors could be very lengthy, so Melissa is hoping that any individual in our caring and supportive neighborhood will step ahead and be a donor.
Wholesome individuals are born with two kidneys, which filter waste within the physique, launch hormones that management blood strain, and assist make purple blood cells and vitamin D.
Step one to turning into a donor could be very easy: Simply fill out a one-page “Potential Kidney Donor Questionnaire” from New York-Presbyterian Hospital. It may be returned by mail or fax utilizing the knowledge on the high of the shape, or you’ll be able to return it to the Carmel Knights of Columbus Council situated at 10 Truthful Road.
This questionnaire will assist the transplant middle make sure that there are not any medical or different explanation why you wouldn’t be a very good candidate to be a donor. After your questionnaire is reviewed, you can be knowledgeable in the event you can proceed with a compatibility evaluation, which requires a easy blood take a look at that may be carried out in large number of areas.
The Knights of Columbus bear in mind and remind those who Charity of the primary precept of our Order. In that spirit, please be a part of the Knights of Columbus in praying that the fitting particular person will discover it in his or her coronary heart to fill out the questionnaire and ship it in for evaluate. Be a Pal of Melissa. Ship in your questionnaire as we speak!
You’ll be able to obtain the questionnaire right here: http://carmelknights org/DonorQ_Manfredi.pdf
For extra info, contact the Our Girl of the Lakes Council Grand Knight, Ralph Fleischman, or e mail
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