Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting seven to nine years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen by finding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. The average patient gets their transplant through MatchingDonors.com within six months of signing up on the website.
Philip Cunningham a 70-year-old husband, father and grandfather from Scarsdale, New York needed a lifesaving kidney transplant. Philip thought all hope was lost for him; if he didn’t receive a lifesaving kidney transplant soon he would die. Besides having his own medical ailments, Philip was also taking care of his ailing wife who suffers with lung disease, and also trying to enjoying the little time he thought he had left with his four-year-old granddaughter. He thought that there were no other options left to save his life. He knew he would never last the seven to nine year wait for a deceased kidney donor from the government’s waiting list. He thought he was destined to waste away and die; staying on dialysis for five hours a day three days week.
Then one day his neighbor told him about a great website named MatchingDonors.com where he could quickly find a living altruistic organ donor; and get his lifesaving transplant. Philip registered himself on the website, and within only 14 days Philip found a matched donor John McNicol, a perfect stranger he met on MatchingDonors.com who was willing to give Philip a lifesaving kidney, and within only 94 days Philip received his lifesaving kidney transplant.
Philip wrote in his MatchingDonors.com profile:
“I’m not usually one to ask people for things, but I’m the full-time caregiver for my wife, who has COPD (a lung disease) and is on oxygen around the clock. She recently broke her foot,
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