Thursday, June 28, 2018

Please Spread the Word

I have a brother - Ron - 57 years old. He's in need of a liver. His condition is deteriorating, complicated by his diabetes. His best bet for a liver is to find a living donor. That's where this post comes in.

If you could spread the word among your friends and family, it would be appreciated. Basically, a potential donor would need to be tested for compatibility. If a match, the person could explore the possibility. Here's some links that explain the procedure:

Link 1

Link 2

Neither my sister nor I are eligible - I'm too old, and she's had cancer. My kids are being tested, as are other relatives. I'm also going to put out a call on Ancestry among the DNA matches. Close relatives have the best chance of a match, but sometimes, even total strangers will match.

Ron's is an extraordinary human being. He is highly intelligent, a longtime volunteer at his church, and a person that took care of his brother, and parents for many years. He is one of the best people I have ever known.

If you'd like more information, send me an email giving your contact information, and I'll put you in touch with someone who can give you more info.

My email: lfox368806 (yahoo account) Put LIVER in the subject line, and I'll get right back to you.

1 comment:

John C. said...

I will be preying for your brother. I have been waiting for a bilateral lung transplant for 19 months myself so I understand the stress. His situation is much more urgent and I will pray he finds a suitable donor quickly.