When I was in my 30s, I was diagnosed with leukemia. I am forever grateful that I survived a bone marrow transplant and have lived a very full life for more than three decades, including getting married 20 years ago. My work has been in hospital chaplaincy, where I have had the privilege to witness day after day the resilience of the human spirit in the face of suffering.
Today, I find myself at yet another critical moment in my life: I need a kidney transplant.
As of February 24, 2017, 98,312 people are waiting for a kidney in the US. In 2015, 17,878 kidney transplants were performed; 5,628 came from living donors. [Source: OPTN]
One remarkable act of inspiration can change a life, whether mine or someone else’s.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of being a living donor, please contact Yale New Haven Transplant Referral Line for more information: (866) 925-3897.
Please reference Suzanne Nolan.
For more information: Yale New Haven Health
Thank you for your kindness in considering this extraordinary act.