Holly Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

“If had a new kidney tomorrow, I would have the energy to get up and do normal things that I love to do like spending time with my family, doing crafts, painting, drawing, and seeing friends who I haven’t seen in ages. I would be able to be me again, I haven’t seen that person in a long time.”

Holly’s Story

Holly’s childhood in a quaint small town was adorned with big dreams and a future brimming with promise. However, fate intervened abruptly when she was diagnosed with kidney disease at a young age. With unwavering love and selflessness, her father gave her the gift of life through a kidney transplant. Though she has savored moments of normalcy thanks to her father’s generosity, the relentless nature of kidney disease looms once more. Now, surrounded by the unwavering support of her family and friends, Holly is once again seeking a kidney donor to help save her life.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

A kidney from a living donor would allow Holly to have enough energy to run around with her daughter, spend more quality time with her family, and even do small things such as run errands or do chores around the house.  She knows this is a tremendous ask, but is hopeful someone will see her story and make the brave decision to save her life. 

Donor Eligibility Requirements

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

Process for Stepping Forward for Holly


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.


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

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

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When I found out I made it onto the transplant waitlist, I was incredibly happy. A new kidney would allow me to have the energy to engage in activities I love, like spending time with my family, doing crafts, painting, drawing, and reconnecting with friends I haven’t seen in a long time. But the thing is, being on the waitlist for a deceased kidney doesn’t mean I’ll get transplanted right away. Most patients wait 5 or more years. That’s a very long time to battle kidney disease, and so much can happen while I wait. This is why I am actively sharing my story. I’m hoping to find a living kidney donor who will see my story and choose to save my life. That person will give me the greatest gift imaginable. You can help me today – PLEASE SHARE this post and my website: giftworksuuh.com/hollyd

Heartfelt Request! Please SHARE to Help Save Holly’s Life!
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Please help by SHARING this post! Recently, Holly reached out to me with a heartfelt request: she needs to find a living kidney donor. Unfortunately, I am unable to donate to Holly myself, and it deeply saddens me that I can’t help her in this way. But I am determined to support her by sharing her story with everyone I know. I truly believe that the right person will see these posts and feel moved to step forward and save Holly’s life by becoming her living kidney donor. This generous act would be the greatest gift, not only to Holly but also to her beloved family, friends, and community. Please join me in this mission and SHARE this post today. Thank you.


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We are #inspired by the generosity of all the living kidney donors out there, whose selflessness brings hope and transforms lives. Their remarkable act of kindness deserves recognition and appreciation beyond words. Let’s rally together to extend our gratitude and support to individuals like Holly, who are in search of a living kidney donor. Share Holly’s story with your friends, family, and community, spreading awareness far and wide. Your share could reach someone who may be the perfect match for Holly, offering her a chance at a brighter future. Together, let’s make a meaningful difference in Holly’s journey towards finding her living kidney donor. Thank you for joining us in this mission of compassion and hope.


Questions & Answers

Unfortunately, though many people in Holly's family stepped up to donate, they cannot 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 Holly 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 Holly 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.

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