Kidney failure diagnosis in 2001 caused by medicine from a different health issue.
My name is Joshua and I am 30 years old and awaiting my second kidney transplant. I got my first transplant in 2002 and it lasted for nearly 10 yrs. My mom was my donor. It failed in 2011 when I had some stomach issues, lost weight, was in and out of the hospital and had a low blood count, etc. In October I woke up and had trouble breathing and ended up in the ER and got intubated and they started me on hemodialysis again and I woke up 3 days later in the ICU. I was doing in center dialysis until I started Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) in January. They were night treatments that last 11 hours each day.
I did PD until October of 2017. I am currently doing hemodialysis 3 times a week for 3 and a half hours. I had to get my transplant kidney out due to a benign tumor. It was quite a surgery.
I need some help finding a donor. I have tried literally everything. I am O positive however anybody can help through the pair kidney exchange program. I am currently listed at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. I need help to find the right donor. It only takes one.
Kidney failure and dialysis are very difficult things to overcome. I am definitely afraid of dying at such a young age. My life has changed so much with the little amount of freedom I have to live a normal life.
For information on Living Kidney Donation from Mayo Clinic Phoenix click HERE
If you are interested in being considered as a potential living donor fill out the intake form as a first step by clicking HERE
If you would rather call for information use the contact number below:
Name: Joshua Tannen
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Birth: 12/27/1987
Donor Blood Type Needed: O+ Paired Exchange is an option
Paired Exchanges means that if you are NOT a match for Josh, you can still help him by donating to another person in need so he can be matched with his donor. You are in turn helping two people receive the gift of life.
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