Danielle Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

The only thing I would want to say is I’m not perfect and I know there are a lot of other people that are deserving of new gift of life. I would just want to say THANK YOU for even giving me a thought!

Danielle’s Story

Danielle has been battling kidney disease since September 2000. Her first kidney transplant in August 2003, generously provided by a living donor (a friend), was unfortunately lost in 2007 due to a reaction to the flu vaccine. Back on dialysis, Danielle received her second kidney transplant in November 2012 from an organ donor. However, complications arose with DLBCL/PTLD from immune suppression medication (azathioprine), leading to kidney failure (rejection) post-chemotherapy in 2020.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

Recognizing that a kidney transplant is her best chance at survival, Danielle is actively seeking a living kidney donor to avoid dialysis, a challenging option she experienced in the past. Her blood type is O+, with a 98% PRA, making finding a compatible donor particularly challenging. Danielle’s plea is for the lifesaving miracle of a willing and suitable living donor to ensure she can continue her fight against kidney failure.

Donor Eligibility Requirements

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

Process for Stepping Forward for Danielle

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.

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Danielle E
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I was thrilled to learn I made it onto the transplant waitlist! A new kidney would provide me with enough energy to ride my bike again and allow me to spend my time volunteering. But being on the waitlist for a deceased kidney means I might not get a transplant quickly. Most patients, including myself, wait 5+ years. That’s a long time to fight kidney disease, and so much can change while I wait. This is why I’m sharing my journey, hoping to find a living kidney donor who sees this and decides to save my life. That person would give me the most incredible gift possible. You can help me today – please SHARE this post and my website! https://giftworksuuh.com/daniellee

Advocate
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I’m reaching out to ask for your help. Recently, I was approached by Danielle with an extraordinary request: finding her a living kidney donor. It’s a heartbreaking situation because, despite my strong desire to help, I’m unable to donate to Danielle. Nonetheless, I’ve made it my personal mission to support her by spreading awareness of her story. I firmly believe that if the right person comes across my posts, they might feel compelled to step forward and save Danielle’s life by becoming her living kidney donor. This act of kindness would not only transform Danielle’s life but also profoundly impact her closest family, friends, and community. Please, join me in this vital mission by sharing this post today. Together, we can make a difference and give Danielle the chance she deserves.

https://giftworksuuh.com/daniellee

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We know that a #livingdonor is out there, waiting to make a life-changing difference for Danielle and her loved ones. Together, let’s amplify Danielle’s voice by sharing her story across social media platforms, community groups, and beyond. By spreading awareness, we increase the chances of finding that special person who can offer the gift of a living kidney. Your simple act of sharing could be the key to connecting Danielle with her life-saving donor match. Join us in this heartfelt mission to bring hope and healing to Danielle and others in similar circumstances. Together, we can make a difference.

https://giftworksuuh.com/daniellee

Questions & Answers

Unfortunately, most of the family cannot donate for health reasons. In some cases, the best living donor is one who is not a family member, even when family members do step forward to donate.

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 Danielle 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 Danielle 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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