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April 2023 Living Organ Donor Anniversaries!
« on: April 08, 2023, 09:00:45 AM »
April includes Living Donor Day! Bravo to all of us! Each of the folks we remember each month represents a story of hope in action, a story of potential and dreams, a story of fearful loved ones, and a story of teams of professionals. And these are just the folks who share the occasion with us! The OPTN data report, https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/national-data/#, indicates there have been 186,116 of us to date!

General success for both donor and recipient, dreams and hopes fulfilled, are the dominant story. Most of us experience exactly that. Have a care for recipients who don’t, donors that don’t, families that don’t. Remember, 90% (very approximately!) of the folks who contact transplant centers to start testing as candidates are rejected. Two million people experiencing a life with such a deep disappointment, an alarming new diagnosis, or deep shame, all lost to tracking by the transplant community and the limited scientific inquiry into the long term adverse impacts of transplantation.

Best wishes, all! Enjoy your day!

Thirty-sixth anniversary:
Andrew Drukker donated a kidney to his sister, Sue, on April 10th, 1987

Thirty-third anniversary:
Chris Tomola donated a kidney to his brother on April 25th, 1990

Thirty-first anniversary:
Tony Fagan donated a kidney to his sister on April 8th, 1992
James D. Breyer donated a kidney to his sister, Susan K. Starcher, on April 22nd, 1992

Twenty-seventh anniversary:
Michalene J Dischinger donated a kidney to his sister, Judith Cleveland, on April 3rd, 1996

Twenty-sixth anniversary:
Dan donated a kidney to his daughter on April 4th, 1997
Barbara Day donated a kidney to her husband on April 9th, 1997
Christine Rowe donated a kidney to her nephew on April 10th, 1997

Twenty-fourth anniversary:
Stacey donated a kidney to her aunt, Cheryl, on April 1st, 1999
Daniel Lasater donated part of his liver to his sister on April 7th, 1999

Twenty-third anniversary:
Brent Jensen donated a kidney to his wife on April 6th, 2000
Rachel Bennett donated a kidney to her sister on April 27th, 2000

Twenty-second anniversary:
Marco Regnier donated a kidney to his cousin on April 11th, 2001
Kimberly Tracy donated a kidney to her nephew on April 12th, 2001
Lisa Clare donated a kidney to her cousin on April 23rd, 2001

Twenty-first anniversary:
Michelle Desler donated a kidney to her brother on April 2nd, 2002
Duchess Freeman donated a kidney to her husband on April 4th, 2002
Carol Bullard donated part of her liver to her sister on April 8th, 2002

Twentieth anniversary:
Michael Weil donated a kidney to his nephew on April 1st, 2003
Timothy A. Kimbirk donated a kidney to his son, Timothy B. Kimbirk, on April 16th, 2003
Father Jim Falsey donated a kidney to a stranger on April 21st, 2003
Dolores Barquera donated a kidney to her daughter on April 24th, 2003
Angela Rennick donated a kidney to her uncle on April 25th, 2003
Michele Walker donated a kidney to her son on April 30th, 2003

Nineteenth anniversary:
Hillary Greene donated lung tissue to an unrelated person on April 7th, 2004
Howard Meyerson donated two lung lobes to his sister on April 7th, 2004
Jeani Vance donated a kidney to her sister on April 16th, 2004

Eighteenth anniversary:
Melissa Breen donated part of her liver to her father on April 5th, 2005

Seventeenth anniversary:
Diane donated a kidney to a stranger on April 6th, 2006
Fernando Torre donated a kidney to his wife on April 26th, 2006
Lisa K. donated a kidney to her brother on April 27th, 2006

Sixteenth anniversary:
Patty Mack donated a kidney to her brother on April 12th, 2007
Peter G donated a kidney to his father on April 12th, 2007
Alexandria Holmes donated a kidney to a friend's mother on April 18th, 2007
Tom Simon donated a kidney to a stranger on April 19th, 2007
Jenny Bokeno donated a kidney to her brother, Darin, on April 23rd, 2007

Fifteenth anniversary:
Brooke Bowen donated a kidney to her cousin on April 16th, 2008

Fourteenth anniversary:
Kristen McLoughlin donated a kidney to a stranger, Cynthia Jacobson, now a friend, on April 15th, 2009
Veronica Rivas donated a kidney to her mother, Esperanza Alcauter, on April 23rd, 2009

Thirteenth anniversary:
Sabrina St-Hilaire donated a kidney to her uncle, Luc, on April 20th, 2010
Patricia Ahearn donated a kidney through a NEPKE 4 way swap to benefit her husband on April 26th, 2010
Dr. Ekta Singh donated a kidney to Rajkumar, her father-in-law, on April 28th, 2010

Twelfth anniversary:
Amy Donohue donated a kidney to Anu (Tiny Mom) Dwivedi on April 19th, 2011

Eleventh anniversary:
Johnny donated in a National Kidney Registry chain to benefit his girlfriend on April 3rd, 2012
Ray Mueller made a non-directed kidney donation April 3rd, 2012, through the National Kidney Registry
Terry McClelland donated a kidney to her sister-in-law on April 3rd, 2012
Michael Green donated a kidney to his friend, Trudy Thompson-Larkins, on April 6th, 2012
Jacqui donated a kidney to her brother on April 19th, 2012
Kris Madden donated a kidney to her cousin on April 19th, 2012
Shelly Pattinson donated a kidney to her brother, Curtis Phillips, on April 19th, 2012
Suzie donated a kidney to her friend, Kevin, on April 19th, 2012
Janice Gildow made a non-directed kidney donation on April 20th, 2012
Stephanie donated a kidney to her Dad on April 24th, 2012. Unfortunately, despite her gift working well, he passed away a month later.
Barbara Altizer donated a kidney to her friend, Nicole Hickey, on April 26th, 2012

Tenth anniversary:
Don Kraemer donated a kidney to a Canadian paired exchange on behalf of his wife, Lori, on April 3rd, 2013
Kevin Bernheisel donated a kidney to William Johnson, his sister's father-in-law, on April 4th, 2013
Laura Davis donated a kidney to her co-worker, Jenny DeLorenzo, on April 4th, 2013
Ashlee Edwards donated a kidney to her cousin on April 10th, 2013
Trudi Fenzel donated a kidney to her sister-in-law on April 11, 2013
Ayushi Datta donated a kidney to her mother, Anuradha, on April 15th, 2013
Ruth Crouch Watson donated a kidney to her 17 year old niece on April 15th, 2013
Jennifer Williams donated a kidney to her Dad, Leon, on April 16th, 2013
Anni Hanson donated a kidney to her friend, Eric Frahm, on April 23rd, 2013
Joseph Hoofnagle donated a kidney to his father, Martin, on March 29th, 2013. Martin passed away one and a half years later.

Ninth anniversary:
Luis Carlos Roblejo donated a kidney to his pastor, Fr. Philip Fabiano, on April 7th, 2014
Becky Cox donated a kidney to her brother, BJ Benton, on April 11th, 2014
Unrelated directed kidney donor in 2003, recipient and I both well.
626 time blood and platelet donor since 1976 and still giving!
Elected to the OPTN/UNOS Boards of Directors & Executive, Kidney Transplantation, and Ad Hoc Public Solicitation of Organ Donors Committees, 2005-2011
Proud grandpa!

 

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