KIDNEY STORIES: KIDNEY FOR KEVIN

This is an open Community Page to raise awareness about organ donation and to help find a Living Kidney Donor for our friend, Kevin Armstrong.Blood Type A+
Description
Kevin Armstrong is a 45 year old husband and father who was raised in Queens, NY but now resides in Middletown, NY. Due to complications from two previous Heart Transplants, his kidney function was reduced to 20% back in 2004. He lost all kidney function in 2009 and has been on daily Peritoneal Dialysis treatment ever since. In addition to surving two major cardiac events,one of which saw Kevin wi…thout a pulse for close to an hour, he has also survived being diagnosed and treated with Chemotherapy for Non Hodgkins Large Cell Lymphatic Cancer – Stage 1 and has been dealing with Type II Diabetes since 2002. Along with signifigant vision loss due to high blood sugar during his last transplant, he has recently began to have gall bladder issues. We have started this effort not only to secure a Living Donor for Kevin to help improve his quality of life but also to highlight the fact that there are almost 100,000 people right now in the U.S. that are waiting for Kidney transplants. The average wait time for a kidney transplant is between 7-10 years. What ever it is you can do to help our effort to spread the word about Kevin’s need, educate people about organ donation, donate your time, money or effort to our cause or even just pass his story along, we would greatly appreciate it.If you are interested in being tested, please contact Ariella Tomback, Transplant Liason at The Mount Sinai Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute. She can be reached directly at  hospital at 212 659-8596 and on her work cell phone at 917-992-7504 between the hours of 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday for the Initial Living Donor Phone Consultation. If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact us directly at 914-213-8437.
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