A New Life
Living day-to-day waiting for an organ donor to give you a second chance at life give hope there is someone out there who will. It’s a second chance at life.
According to the National Kidney Foundation:
There are currently 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 100,791 await kidney transplants. (as of 1/11/16) 1
The median wait time for an individual’s first kidney transplant is 3.6 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility and availability of organs.2
In 2014, 17,107 kidney transplants took place in the US. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,537 came from living donors.1
Over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month.1
13 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.1
Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list. 1
In 2014, 4,761 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant. Another, 3,668 people became too sick to receive a kidney transplant.1
For more information/data, please visit the National Kidney Foundation.
It was only fitting that on this Easter Sunday, the day Christ has risen, we share our news for a new life.
After a year long being so close to having the transplant done to being put on hold, we’re scheduled to have the transplant surgery next month. May 24, 2019!
There are so many emotions that we feel, but the most is excitement.
What does it mean for us before surgery date? It means we focus on our eating habits, our fitness, but mostly spending a lot of our time with our daughter and families.