By GINA DURBIN M.Ed. | FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Nancy Shaver, long time parent, community member, teacher and currently principal at Lone Mountain, has been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. She is in need of a kidney. As of now her kidney function has reduced to less than 20 percent making her a candidate for a transplant. Several family members have been tested but so far none have been a match for her. Nancy has type O blood and the donor must have a compatible matching blood type. The first step is to have a blood test to determine compatibility, then tissue matching to determine the presence of antigens or markers and finally a third test which determines cross matching. Nancy's insurance will cover most of the expenses for the donor.
To call her Living Donor transplant coordinator dial 480-342-1010. You will be asked a series of questions. You can also call the Mayo Clinic at 480-342-2000 for general questions. Ask for a kidney transplant coordinator.
Donating a kidney is a courageous act. Please help spread the word for Nancy.
Thank you for your consideration.