Alan Klask is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Navy for two years in San Diego before being deployed to Vietnam as a Yeoman 3rd Class on the USS Iwo Jima.
After his honorable discharge in 1969, he started working in a bank as a head teller in New Jersey, and then in New York before leaving banking in 1981. Alan became a courier for Lab Corp and then in a hospital setting until his services were no longer needed. In 2001, he was employed at the Hudson County jail, and in 2007 started working in the mailroom until his retirement in January 2022. At that time, Alan’s lab results had the doctors concerned. His kidneys were showing signs of failure stemming from diabetes, which is thought to come from his exposure to Agent Orange. He has been reliant on peritoneal dialysis since November 2022.
Alan and his wife Harriet have been married for 52 years! They have five children and five grandchildren, and he loves watching them participate in sports and dancing! He has been a sports fan all his life, playing softball in his younger years, and enjoys watching wrestling, football, and baseball. Alan even coached little league baseball for a few years when his sons were younger.
He would love to be there to help his grandsons with their sports and to watch his granddaughter graduate from high school. With a new kidney, we can help his dream come true! Alan has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.
A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.