Received - deceased donor
Booker Taylor is a Veteran who served 20 years 7 months in the Army. Booker also has two sons who served in the military, one in the Air Force, the other in the Navy.
Upon his retirement from the Army, Booker continued to serve the country working as a contractor for the Department of Defense until he retired in July 2017. Unfortunately, in September of 2017 Booker was diagnosed with stage 4 renal kidney failure.
Booker's condition has steadily deteriorated and for the past 2 years he has become dependent on a dialysis machine, which he hooks himself up to each night, to survive.
The best treatment for kidney failure is transplantation. Booker has been evaluated and deemed an excellent candidate for a transplant. However, the wait for a kidney from a deceased donor is over 5 years long.
A living kidney donor would enable Booker to bypass this long wait and give him the best chance to live a long life, free from dialysis. The medical evaluation is covered by the transplant center. Out of pocket costs related to donation are also covered through organizations such as DOVE Transplant. Kidney donors who are medically cleared thrive after donation and lead completely normal lives with their one kidney.
Veterans like Booker have put their lives on the line for our country and communities. What better way to give back and show our gratitude than considering becoming their hero - and being their living kidney donor?
If you are interested in learning more about kidney donation - please reach out to DOVE Transplant by clicking the link below or by emailing: Info@DOVETransplant.org