Received! Deceased Donor 12/16/23
Stanley Thompson enlisted in the Army in 1981 and spent four years in a service unit, transporting ammunition, servicing the shooting range, and performing guard duty. He spent 1 ½ years in Germany before coming back stateside.
After his honorable discharge in 1985, Stanley joined the National Guard, returned to Germany for three weeks of training, and continued in the Service Unit for the next 12 years. In his civilian work, Stanley did security at Johns Hopkins, Lexington Market, and has been with the University of Maryland for the past seven years.
Stanley married his best friend Cassandra and they have been together for 22 years, have four children, 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren! He belongs to the Masons and was a deacon at his church. He enjoys going to church, having weekly phone conversations with his 97-year-old mother, and spending time with his family.
Stanley’s kidney failure was brought on from uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes and in 2022 started hemodialysis three days a week. He has been reliant on it to do what his kidneys cannot. Stanley likes to go for walks for exercise but with the generous donation of a living kidney, he would love to get back to going to the gym!
Stanley 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.