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By Rachel Engel
MULVANE, Kansas — An EMT is searching for a kidney donor after remaining on the transplant listing for greater than a yr.
Shawn Lamm labored for Mulvane EMS for 22 years earlier than being compelled to medically retire after going into congestive coronary heart failure resulting from end-stage power renal failure.
“I hadn’t realized it had gotten to the place it was,” Lamm advised KSN.com. “I stored gaining weight, stored gaining extra weight. I didn’t notice it was fluid weight. I used to be going into congestive coronary heart failure and stuff like that, in order that’s once I discovered it was end-stage and my kidneys weren’t working anymore.”
Lamm is presently receiving dialysis therapies and has been on the organ transplant ready listing for practically a yr. With no familial matches, and dialysis taking a toll on his physique, he turned to the general public for assist.
“The transplant heart whenever you first get on, they ask if in case you have any dwelling donor choices, which I didn’t, and so they advisable that you simply ask round,” he mentioned. “I used to be like, ‘Actually, you go ask folks for a kidney? That’s type of loopy.’ I didn’t do it for a very long time. I didn’t really feel snug with it, however now, that point retains going, it’s changing into that I have to do it for my youngsters.”
And not using a match quickly, Lamm might be compelled to extend his dialysis therapies to 4 hours a day, 5 occasions per week. He hopes that call gained’t be essential.
“If you’re keen to provide a present like that to any person, that will be wonderful,” Lamm mentioned. “I’d be very appreciative and I’ve finished a whole lot of exhausting work to get to the place I’m at now.”
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