top of page



Received - Deceased Donor 1/2024

Robert (Bob) Borowski went into the United States Air Force after graduating from Salem High School in 1971. He served with the Security Police, until the end of the Vietnam War drawdown in 1973. After being discharged, he went back to working in the grocery industry.

After that, he went on to start a manufacturing career, building many various projects within the machining industry. They included the screen printing machine for many products you see in stores. Then he got hired to manufacture knives for Buck Knives where he worked for 23 years. He started in production before moving on to machining and punch pressing. This included the building of the M9 Bayonets for our armed forces, building parts for underwater sea connectors, and deep sea subs, and building landing gears for various aircraft. Bob finished his career as a retail manager for CVS. Unfortunately, he had to retire due to a bad back.

Bob and his wife Patti have been married for 18 years and have seven children, eight grandchildren, and eight grand-dogs! He loves to play cards, watch sports, listen to police scanners, is hooked on the Food Channel, and keeps up on both current events and weather reports from around the world.

Bob’s kidney issues started from complications of an ileostomy surgery, which caused his organs to shut down after a cardiac arrest. His kidney function was low enough for him to be on dialysis. He would love to get back to living a normal life and to feel well again - pre-kidney failure and pre-dialysis.

He 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.

Robert Borowski

Air Force Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
Click the button below to learn more about the process and eligibility requirements.

bottom of page