Raul Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

“Something I would like my living kidney donor to know is that their donation has saved my life. They would be changing my life and my wife’s life. I would like to get to know them so they can see how they’ve helped me.”

Raul’s Story

Raul is a devoted husband and cherished friend whose warm heart and infectious humor brighten the lives of all around him. With unwavering love for his wife, family, and friends, Raul’s compassion knows no bounds as he selflessly helps those in need, despite battling kidney failure and enduring the draining effects of dialysis. Despite his health challenges, Raul maintains an optimistic spirit, firmly believing in the power of kindness and the possibility of finding a compassionate living kidney donor. He eagerly awaits the opportunity to reclaim his vitality and resume the activities he holds dear, fueled by hope and the unwavering support of his loved ones.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

Raul was taken aback by the sudden diagnosis of kidney failure, which completely altered the course of his life. His dialysis treatments leave him with limited energy, impeding his ability to enjoy activities he once enjoyed, such as playing pool and visiting loved ones. Aware that receiving a kidney from a deceased donor might entail a lengthy wait, Raul has made the decision to seek out a living kidney donor to potentially save his life. He expresses profound gratitude to whoever comes forward to offer this gift and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to meet them, personally conveying how their selfless act has profoundly impacted him.

Donor Eligibility Requirements

Raul is extremely lucky to have secured highly qualified medical help and support from the team at the University of Utah Health (UUH). He 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 Raul'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 Raul's page today! Also, be sure to share Raul's posts on social media each week to spread awareness of his story. Sharing posts is one of the best ways to help Raul find his lifesaving donor.

Process for Stepping Forward for Raul

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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When I found out I made it on the transplant waitlist, I was incredibly happy. There are so many things I look forward to doing when I get a new kidney, such as going back to work full-time and spending more time with my family, wife, and friends. Unfortunately, waiting on the transplant list for a deceased kidney doesn’t guarantee a quick transplant. Many, including myself, wait 5 years or longer. It’s a long journey battling kidney disease, and so much can change during this time. That’s why I’m sharing my story actively. I hope to connect with a living kidney donor who might save my life. Their gift would mean everything to me. Please support me by sharing this post and my website. Together, we can make a difference. https://giftworksuuh.com/raulg/

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I humbly ask for your support by sharing this post and joining us in our heartfelt plea! Some time ago, Raul confided in me with a deeply personal request: to aid him in finding a living kidney donor. It saddens me immensely that I am unable to donate to Raul myself. However, I’ve taken it upon myself to spread his story far and wide among those I know. I hold onto the unwavering belief that if the right person stumbles upon my posts, they will feel moved to step forward and save Raul’s life by becoming his living kidney donor. Such an act would not only grant Raul a second chance at life but would also be the most extraordinary gift to his cherished family, friends, and community. Please, join me in this compassionate mission by sharing this post today.

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You can be someone’s #hero simply by becoming a living donor. Your decision to donate a kidney can transform the life of someone like Raul, who is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. Spread the word about Raul’s search for a living kidney donor by sharing his story on social media, in your local community, and with friends and family. Every share increases the chances of finding a compatible donor and bringing hope to Raul and his loved ones. Together, let’s take action and make a difference in Raul’s journey to find his living kidney donor.

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Questions & Answers

Despite family stepping forward, there are cases where family is not eligible or even the best match.  In some cases, the best match is someone who is not immediate family or even unrelated.

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 Raul and his 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.

If Raul doesn't find a donor, he would likely have to endure the lengthy wait on the kidney transplant list, which could significantly prolong his suffering and increase the risk of complications associated with his condition.

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