Alondra Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

“I have had kidney failure since I was a little girl and had my kidney transplant in 2002. My new kidney was working great for more than 20 years, and I was able to live a normal life. Now I’m on dialysis 3 times a week and would love to receive a kidney transplant and continue my life with my family.”

Alondra’s Story

When Alondra was just one year old, she fell ill with H.U.S, leading to the loss of part of her large intestine and kidney failure. In 2002, she underwent a kidney transplant. Now, she faces the need for another kidney transplant and has been undergoing dialysis since December 2021, attending sessions three times a week. Alondra dearly wishes to receive a kidney transplant so she can continue her life alongside her family, feel less tired, and have the energy to do the things that she used to love.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

Opting to wait 3-5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor may not be the best choice for Alondra. But with a living donor, Alondra can expedite her kidney transplant process! Studies show that patients tend to experience better outcomes when they receive a kidney from a living donor. Alondra looks forward to a future where she can recover from her life-saving transplant and resume exploring the world and embarking on trips with her family.

Donor Eligibility Requirements

Alondra is extremely lucky to have secured highly qualified medical help and support from the team at the University of Utah Health (UUH). She wants any interested persons to know that they will be in exceptional hands should they decide to step forward. UUH has shared the following as a pre-qualification list for donation:

Must be between the age of 18-69 years old.

Must be healthy and free of major health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity (BMI of 37 or less).

Must be mentally and emotionally healthy.

You Can Help Save Alondra's Life!

Interested In Donating?

Complete the short contact form and a GiftWorks' Living Donor Navigator will respond within 1 day to guide you through the next steps in the process.

Have Questions About Donating?

Having questions is normal! Complete the short contact form to set up a time to speak with a GiftWorks' Living Donor Navigator; a guide who knows what it's like to donate a kidney because they've donated in the past.

Want To Help In Other Ways?

You can help by sharing Alondra's page today! Also, be sure to share Alondra's posts on social media each week to spread awareness of her story. Sharing posts is one of the best ways to help Alondra find her lifesaving donor.

Process for Stepping Forward for Alondra

COMPLETE FOrm
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Fill out the short contact form and a GiftWorks’ Living Donor Navigator will reach out to you within 1 business day to set up a time to connect.

Discussion
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During your time with a GiftWorks’ Living Donor Navigator, you will get to ask questions and receive answers from a living kidney donor. They will tell you more about the process, address non-medical concerns, and connect you to valuable resources.

Complete Breeze
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Breeze is a health questionnaire that will be reviewed by the hospital’s medical team to determine your eligibility for living donation as well as the next steps.

Share To Help

Alondra V
Urgent Request! Please Share to Help Me Find a Kidney Donor
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I was very happy to learn that I would be on the transplant waiting list. Getting a kidney transplant would mean that I wouldn’t feel tired all of the time and would allow me to partake in family trips with my loved ones. But being on the waitlist for a deceased kidney transplant doesn’t guarantee a quick transplant. Many of us, myself included, endure waits of five years or more. It’s a challenging journey battling kidney disease during this time, and so much can change while I wait. That’s why I’m sharing my story so openly. My hope is to touch someone’s heart who might consider becoming a living kidney donor. If you would like to help share my story, please share this post and spread the word about my website. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your support. https://giftworksuuh.com/alondrav

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Let’s Find Alondra a Living Kidney Donor – Share This Post!
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Let’s rally together to make a life-saving difference! 🌟 Alondra reached out to me weeks ago, seeking help in finding a living kidney donor. While I can’t donate myself, I’m determined to spread her story far and wide. I truly believe that by sharing this post, we can connect with the right person who’ll step forward and save Alondra’s life. Together, let’s be the change she needs. SHARE this post and let’s make miracles happen!

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Alondra Will Appreciate You Sharing This Post!
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Alondra’s search for a living kidney donor is a testament to resilience and hope. Each share of this post amplifies her voice, reaching corners of the world where her potential donor may reside. Your support in spreading awareness about Alondra’s journey could be the catalyst for her life-saving match. Let’s come together as a community to uplift Alondra and increase the likelihood of finding her living kidney donor. Your simple act of sharing could be the beacon of hope that leads Alondra to the donor she desperately needs. Will you join us in sharing Alondra’s story and helping her find her living kidney donor? Together, through the power of sharing, we can make a difference in Alondra’s life. We know she will #appreciate your help!
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Questions & Answers

Unfortunately, no one in Alondra's family has been able to donate their kidney to her. In some cases, the best living donor is one who is not a family member.

While the recipient's insurance will provide coverage for the donor, the donor needs to have their own health insurance in the rare event an unknown health issues comes up for the donor.

While the recipient's insurance covers all costs related to the donation (for Alondra and her donor), there are expenses like travel, meals, and lost wages that can be incurred.  However, we want you to know there are resources available to ensure you do not have to pay for anything out of pocket. The GiftWorks' team can provide more information about those resources if you choose to step forward as a living donor.

Living kidney donors are often able to return to work within 2 weeks, and fully heal within 6-8 weeks. After surgery, the donor’s remaining kidney will also grow in size and function, allowing them to live normal life with just one kidney.

The following are pre-qualification requirements for living donation: must be between the age of 18-69 years old, must be healthy and free of major health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity (BMI of 37 or less), and must be mentally and emotionally healthy.

The ideal outcome is for Alondra is to find a living donor. She has already battled so much with her kidney disease that being on the kidney transplant waiting list for 3-5 years is simply not ideal. Long-term dialysis is also not ideal as it can lead to a variety of complications such as low blood pressure, injection site infection, and blood clots.

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