SUCCESS! PRESS RELEASE - June 24, 2016
Donor to Donor Celebrates First Sponsored Pairing of Patient Needing Kidney and Altruistic Donor at New York City Transplant Center
It's no secret that it can be very difficult for a patient needing a kidney to find a compatible donor. Stepping up to help is Donor to Donor, a program dedicated to helping patients speed up the process of finding a donor and avoid many traditional difficulties. The program recently celebrated their first sponsored pairing of patient and altruistic donor paving the way for many more to come.
June 24, 2016
With well over 103,000 patients waiting for a kidney, it's clear there's a great demand not only for donors, but also for organizations that can help the process move along more quickly by helping putting together patient and donor connections. Donor to Donor is a new program approaching these issues in an energetic and innovative way. Recently, Donor to Donor announced the completion of its first sponsored pairing of a patient in need of a kidney and an altruistic donor who came forward to make a kidney donation. The kidney donation and transplant were completed on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by the kidney transplant team at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell transplant center in New York City. The kidney recipient is a 47-year old male who had been on hemodialysis for four years. The donor is a 45-year old mother of a young daughter. Both are Connecticut residents and both have reported the experience to be remarkably positive. In the case of living donors who donate kidneys this reaction is quite common to the experience. Read full article HERE