Sunday, November 01, 2009

Kidney Donor Wanted

Melissa Clynes has lived all of her 19 years with extreme physical challenges, yet there has always been someone who has been placed in her life at the right time to allow her to pursue the life God has planned for her.

Nineteen years ago, it was a young baby named Emily whose life ended short, but her parents donated her heart to Melissa. At 16 years old it was her own mother who donated a kidney, but unfortunately a virus attacked that organ and she now needs another.

Melissa cannot survive without a kidney. She is a beautiful, selfless young girl whose only desire is to go to college.

Who can be a donor?

Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and early 70s and can include parents, children, siblings, other relatives, and friends. An ideal donor should have a genuine interest in donating and a compatible blood type with the recipient.

Donors should be in good general health. Typically, someone who has high blood pressure (both treated and untreated), cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, sickle cell disease, HIV or hepatitis will not qualify to be a donor. However, these diseases are not all absolute contraindications to donation. Every donor will be considered on an individual basis.

Click here to download a Word 2003.doc file with more information about Mellisa.

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