VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 6   | FEBRUARY 6 – 12, 2013


Lone Mountain Elementary principal needs courageous kidney donor

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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.

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