AN URGENT MAYDAY From A Firefighter/Paramedic from the Anchorage FD
Dear Firefighters / Members of The Secret List:
This is a MAYDAY request for someone with TYPE “O” Blood.
While most of you don’t know me, I am pretty private and not prone to asking people for help. Unfortunately I am getting backed into a corner now.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with a genetic kidney disease called Poly cystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Weirdly enough there is no history in my family of this but here I am weird as always. You can read about it here:
REASON FOR THIS MAYDAY:
THIS DISEASE progresses until your kidneys fail and you either go on dialysis or get a transplant. My son who did not inherit it was going to donate one of his kidneys but we just found out his blood is incompatible with mine. A standard cadaver donor kidney takes 3-5 years to get at best which is way too long for me and they don’t last as long. I am hoping to find someone who would be willing to donate one.
Just for the record – you can live with just one kidney with no problems whatsoever. The cost of the surgery is covered by the hospital. I would cover anyones plane tickets/expenses to fly (to Seattle) if you ((or whoever) is selected. For the donor, it is done with a couple of very small incisions arthroscopically. You would spend 2-3 days in the hospital and then in the area approx 2 weeks – and then home. The hospital we are using is in Seattle and celebrated their 1000th transplant in summer 2019.
THIS IS ALL private and Hipaa covered so I will have no access to any of your info nor will I even know who you are unless they want me too. Again, the surgery costs are covered through the hosp and my insurance. I would cover someones flights there too.
Here is some kidney donation info https://www.virginiamason.org/living-donation
Initial application form https://www.livingdonorvm.org/
If you made it this far Thank you! If anybody has a connection to anybody who might be able to help PLEASE pass it along.
Blood type is type “O”
Thank you all
Anchorage (Alaska) Fire Department