Loren Merritt is a 37 year old Army Veteran who served nearly 10 years as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. He is also a proud dad to 4 children ages 17, 16, 13 and 12.
Loren was suddenly diagnosed with kidney failure brought on by severe high blood pressure in January 2022. He was immediately put on life-sustaining dialysis treatments for 4-5 hours 3 days a week. While dialysis keeps him alive, he is extremely fatigued and has many debilitating symptoms that have made it difficult to work, to travel, to enjoy life fully.
The wait for a deceased kidney donor from the national wait list is over 5 years long. A living kidney donor is Loren's best chance to survive and thrive. Kidneys from living donors last longer. A living donor kidney would enable Loren to avoid the years long wait.
Kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. Loren's insurance covers the cost of the evaluation, surgery, travel. Organizations like DOVE (Donor Outreach for Veterans) help cover other non medical costs.
Would you step up to help Loren get his life back? Please contact DOVE by clicking on the link below to learn about kidney donation. Or call 646-245-2894. Thank you!