Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Are You A Kidney Match For Teysha???

A childhood friend of my daughter, who used to live in Weathersfield, Teysha Kendall, just found out her one kidney is failing. She is starting dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. Won’t you please consider being tested to see if you are a match? It would mean saving the life of someone dear!!!

From Teysha: Go to you primary doctor and tell them you would like to be tested as a kidney donor. They will do the test and you will have to sign a release form so that Teysha's doctor can have access to those records. Teysha's doctor is Dr. Schoolworth at DHMC nephrology.

Thank you for all your help and support.

Teysha Kendall loves mudding, guns, her dog and her family & friends. She is Fire Fighter, hard worker and a true Vermonter. Teysha has had her share of heartache and hardship in the last couple of years and she has not asked for help. She was raised to work for what you need.... 
Teysha has had only one working kidney and this kidney is starting to fail her. She is going to have to start going to DHMC for Dialysis and eventually a transplant. The vehicle that Teysha currently has is not safe enough to make the 100 mile round trip. 
This campaign has been started to help her put a down payment on a newer vehicle and to help her pay for gas for her appointments. Everyone that knows Teysha knows that she would give you the shirt off her back if you were in need. 
Please give what you can.... even if it's only $5. Thank you...

To donate a kidney, you must be in good health and have normal kidney function and anatomy.

Donating To Someone You Know
First, the potential transplant recipient must be evaluated for a transplant before any potential living donors can be considered. A hospital that does transplants (transplant center) needs to evaluate the person to make sure they're a good candidate for a transplant and that they would benefit from having a transplant.

If the potential recipient has been approved for a transplant, then any potential living donors can contact the transplant center the recipient is working with to ask about donation. Ask to speak with the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" about the possibility of donating. If you live far away from the recipient's hospital, they may refer you to another hospital in your local area for initial tests. But, you still need to start by contacting the potential recipient's hospital to begin the process and coordinate testing.

Can I get tested as a donor without the recipient knowing?
It may not be possible to be tested anonymously. You will need to ask the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator" or "Kidney Transplant Social Worker" at the recipient's hospital about this issue.

I want to be a donor to a friend or family member, but they won't let me. What can I do?
Some individuals with kidney failure may decide they do not want the transplant or choose not to consider a living donor. The person with kidney failure can choose to accept or reject your offer to donate. He or she has the right to decide against a transplant (though you may feel it would help). The patient, who must live with the disease, has the right to decide what is to be done. That decision, as well as yours, must be respected.

How can I find transplant centers in the U.S.?
To find a list of all U.S. transplant centers click here
  • Under Step 1, select a Member Type: choose "Transplant Centers by Organ"
  • Select "Kidney" under Organ Type.
  • Then choose your state or region.
  • Call and ask for the "Kidney Transplant Coordinator", who will be a registered nurse who can help.
 Please get tested, you might save a life!

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