Scott Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

“I would like my future living kidney donor to know that I take their kindness, very seriously, and would love to repay them with whatever I can. I’ve had a great life so far, and if I can have more time due to their kindness I will pay it forward.”

Scott’s Story

Scott, a remarkable husband and father, is known for his strength, humor, and kindness. Despite battling chronic kidney disease since birth, stemming from a birth defect, Scott has always remained resilient. At the age of 12, he underwent a life-changing kidney transplant, which sustained him for years. However, now facing a decline in kidney function and GFR, Scott requires another transplant. The most challenging aspect of Scott’s health journey is witnessing its impact on his loved ones. The waiting period for a suitable donor brings about immense stress and uncertainty for the entire family. Yet, amidst these trials, Scott’s unwavering spirit and the support of his family shine through, offering hope and strength as they await the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

Scott’s battle with kidney disease shapes his every day, serving as a poignant reminder to tread cautiously and conserve his energy. The constant uncertainty surrounding his kidney function adds a layer of stress to his life, never knowing how much longer his current kidney will last. With the prospect of waiting up to five years or more for a deceased donor, Scott’s focus has shifted to finding a living kidney donor. Such a donation holds the promise of a brighter future, offering Scott the optimal chance for a fulfilling life alongside his beloved wife and children.

Donor Eligibility Requirements

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

Process for Stepping Forward for Scott


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.

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Please help me by SHARING this post! Weeks ago, Scott asked me to help him with the most incredible task: finding a living kidney donor. Unfortunately, I am unable to donate to Scott, and it kills me that I cannot do so. However, I have made it my mission to help him by sharing his story with those I know. I truly believe that if the right person sees my posts, they will decide to step forward and save Scott’s life by becoming his living kidney donor. This person will give the greatest gift imaginable to not just Scott, but also his dearest family, friends, and community.  Join me in my mission by SHARING this post today, please.

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Kindness is a beacon of light in our world, illuminating paths and touching lives in ways we may never fully comprehend. In the heart of this virtue lies Scott, whose journey underscores the transformative power of compassion. Today, as we extend our hands in solidarity, let’s remember that a simple act of kindness, like sharing Scott’s story, can potentially change the course of his life. So, let’s unite our voices, spreading awareness and be #kind, because together, we can help Scott find his living kidney donor.

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I want you to know that your kindness means everything to me, and I take it to heart. If you’re willing to give me the gift of a kidney, I am deeply grateful and eager to repay your generosity in any way possible. My life has been wonderful so far, and if your selflessness grants me more time, I promise to pay it forward. I want to be there for those who have supported me and advocate for those in need. With this second chance at life, I’ll cherish every moment and make the most of it, understanding just how precious time truly is.

Questions & Answers

Members of Scott's close family did step forward, but were not eligible to donate for health reasons.  This happens and can be incredibly frustrating for families who just want to help the person they love.  What many people do not realize is that sometimes, the best living donors are not related to the patient.  

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 Scott 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 Scott 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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