Kidney Donor Needed

May 6, 2018


Kidney Donor Needed


The husband of a King Avenue UMC member is in need of a kidney donor.  The donor’s blood type must be A or O.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church.  This donation would be handled by the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center

Facts for Potential Living Kidney Donors
  • Donors do not have to be immediate family members and do not require matching blood types.  Gender and race are also not factors.
  • Donors are usually between 18-65 years of age, in good physical/mental health and free from uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and organ disease.
  • Hospital stay is 3 days and return to normal activity after 4-6 weeks.
  • Recipient medical insurance covers medical expenses of donation and follow-up care. Assistance programs are available for living donors to cover additional expenses like travel.
  • Living with one kidney does not put donors at excess risk of dying prematurely versus living with two kidneys.

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