Thi Needs a
Living Kidney Donor

“I want my living kidney donor to know that I am very thankful for them. They would be giving me the chance at a healthy life and the opportunity to visit Vietnam and see my family again.

Thi’s Story

In 2017, Thi, a devoted wife and mother living in Vietnam, received devastating news from her doctor: she was diagnosed with kidney disease and would require dialysis. Despite the challenges, Thi remained resilient for her family. When Thi and her family relocated to the United States, she hoped for better medical prospects. However, after consulting her doctor, the reality remained unchanged – her kidney function had not improved significantly. Her nephrologist emphasized the urgency of a kidney transplant to ensure Thi’s well-being.

We Need to Find a Living Donor

Now, Thi finds herself in a predicament, seeking a living kidney donor to extend her life. As a cherished wife and mother, Thi’s family relies on her unwavering love and support. The prospect of a long wait for a deceased donor kidney, estimated between 3-5 years or even longer, is daunting. However, Thi remains hopeful, knowing that finding a living donor could expedite her transplant process and ultimately save her life.   

Donor Eligibility Requirements

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

Process for Stepping Forward for Thi


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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What I want my living kidney donor to know:

I want you to understand just how grateful I am for your incredible generosity. Your gift would not only offer me the chance at a healthy life but also the precious opportunity to travel to Vietnam and reunite with my beloved family once more. Your selflessness fills me with immense gratitude and hope for the future. I promise to cherish this gift and make the most of every moment, living life to its fullest potential, thanks to your kindness.

Questions & Answers

Unfortunately, no one in Thi'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 Thi 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 Thi 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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