KIDNEY STORIES: FIND A KIDNEY FOR KYLE

 
 
 

 

Become a living kidney donor for Kyle Lester McKinney. Blood type A or O is compatible Dover, Arkansas 

Mission

Our mission is to restore Kyle’s good health and quality of life by encouraging healthy individuals to consider being a living kidney donor. While dialysis is a temporary solution to end stage kidney failure there can often be negative side effects. Dialysis is not a fix all and the best solution to end stage kidney failure is a kidney transplant. Kyle could be on the deceased kidney donor list for years before a kidney becomes available to him. A living kidney donor is his best option. Your consideration is needed.
To be considered as a kidney donor for Kyle, contact: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Sue Weeks (501) 526-5480 Or contact the McKinney’s directly

Description
In 1996, at the age of 15, Kyle Lester McKinney was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, also called Berger’s disease. In February 2005, the disease took a turn for the worst and Kyle started dialysis. Fortunately, his mother was a match and donated one of her kidneys to Kyle in May 2005. Nearly seven years later, the donor kidney rejected, and at 31 years old Kyle is once again in stage five kidney fa…ilure and needs a second kidney transplant. Although originally from Hector, Arkansas, Kyle and his wife Paige reside in Dover, Arkansas with their two young daughters.  He has been on dialysis since February 2012. In March 2013, he was placed on the deceased kidney transplant list; it could be 2 to 5 years before a kidney becomes available to him by these means.
There is however another option for Kyle. This is to find a living kidney donor. For a healthy person, one kidney is enough to filter blood properly through the body. This leaves many with the option of donating a kidney to someone like Kyle. A kidney transplant for Kyle would mean not being tied down to dialysis and returning to a healthy, normal life. Kyle’s blood type is A+ which means he can accept a kidney from someone of blood types     A and O.
Research has shown that there’s little long-term risk for kidney donation, provided you’re carefully screened before becoming a donor. As a potential kidney donor, you’ll receive a thorough medical exam to determine whether you’re a good match for the potential recipient. And you’ll be carefully checked to make sure you don’t have any health problems that might be made worse by donating a kidney.
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