KIDNEY STORIES: FIND A KIDNEY FOR FRED

Fred is blood type O. If you are interested in donating, please call 305-355-LIFE (5433), ask for the Living Donor Team,  patient is Fred Southron
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If you are someone you know is interested in being a donor, please call University of Miami 305-355-LIFE (5433), ask for the Living Donor Team, and let them know the patient is Fred Southron.
Fred lost his right kidney to cancer as a 20 year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Fred’s left kidney is failing due to the anti-rejection drugs he has taken as required to keep his 1996 (17 year…s) liver transplant from rejecting. His liver transplant was required due to Hepatitis C he was infected with while working as Firefighter/EMT for 20 years.
Fred discovered from donating blood to the Red Cross that his liver was sick with unknown disease. The City of Philadelphia forced Fred to retire with a “non-work” related illness. Now both cancer and Hepatitis C are considered by Pennsylvania work laws to be classified as “work-related” unless proving to be otherwise.
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