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Living Donation Discussion and News => Living Donation Forum => Topic started by: Karol on December 29, 2018, 08:19:35 PM

Title: Kidney donor - Donate Life Rose Parade float
Post by: Karol on December 29, 2018, 08:19:35 PM
Yay!! Jenna’s Kidney-swap donor Gary arrived in Pasadena today to get ready for the Donate Life Rose Parade Float on New Year’s Day!
Jenna spent nearly 5 years on dialysis, with 100% antibodies, waiting for a match. The wait for a kidney transplant is over 10 years here in Los Angeles. If it weren’t for people like Gary, who are willing to go through surgery to save another person’s life, people like Jenna might not live long enough to get a transplant. He gave his kidney to a stranger so Jenna could get one in return. We are so grateful for his sacrifice and support for Jenna! I always cry whenever the Donate Life float goes by. It brings awareness to Gary's story as an example of a healthy living donor - and also to the fact that there are still nearly 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney transplant. There are many more participants, you can read about Gary and others here