Michael Boyd is a 9 year Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His rank at the time of discharge was E-5 Sergeant. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of OIF/OEF.
Michael currently works as a Gunsmith at Northern Minnesota Gunsmithing and he lives in Minnesota with his wife and 5 young children.
Michael was diagnosed with a disease called IGA Nephropathy that ultimately damaged both his kidneys. He has been reliant on a dialysis machine to survive for the past several years.
A living kidney donor transplant would give Michael the best chance to live a long life and be free from the constraints and exhaustion related to dialysis treatments. Without a living kidney donor, Michael may wait over 5-8 more years for a kidney from a deceased donor. He may not survive the wait.
Living kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. The testing is covered by the transplant hospital. Non medical costs related to travel, or lost wages can also be covered.
Living donors live completely normal lives with one kidney - and they are able to save another person's life with their donated kidney.
Veterans like Michael have sacrificed much for us. Let us give back in their time of need. Please click on the link below to learn more or email: SharynKreitzer@DOVETransplant.org