My name is Jim Myers. I am a former attorney and professor. I suffer from PKD, ESRD, and kidney failure. Seeking a donor.
My name is Jim Myers. I am a former attorney and college professor. I suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and kidney failure. I am seeking a living donor. I am currently on Dialysis (since August of 2012) and I am listed on the kidney transplant list at Indiana University. My Kidney Transplant Coordinator is Kristy Williams, RN (800-382-4602)(Fax: 317-…944-0346). If you are interested in becoming a donor, my Renal Transplant Coordinator is Linda Wood RN, CCTC (800-382-4602 or 317-944-4370). Her office hours are M-F 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I am a type O- blood type. My reason for doing this is that I have a son Jim. He works for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their PR department. I would like to watch him progress in his career, graduate from law school, get married, have children. I’d like to meet my grandchildren! PKD has been particularly devastating in my family. I want that to stop with me. I have complete insurance coverage that would cover the cost of the operation, including your medical costs as a donor. Did you know that you can live with only 1 kidney? Are you the one?
Update: I had an MRA done today at the request of Rush Transplant from Chicago. It was a short test, no dye where they just MRI’d my head. (Yes, again). I am hoping that if this test comes out all right, that I make their list. My next goal is to connect and get on the list at the U of Wisc in Madison. 3 different centers nearby in 3 different states. I’ll keep you posted. Tomorrow I am taking part in a webinar about Understanding Your Lab Results and Thursday there is a webinar that is part of the Dialysis Patient Center’s training to become an Ambassador for them. Looking forward to that! As many of you know, I am an Advocate for the National Kidney Foundation and it has become my life’s work and passion to promote kidney awareness. Thanks for reading and please share my page and all of the pages you see shared on Kidney Stories!