Kidney Donor Desperately Needed For A Wife and Mother

This website is about Ana. Ana’s kidneys have failed. Ana is in dialysis and needs a donated kidney. A kidney transplant. I’m Ana’s husband Glenn and I am helping Ana.

Ana is “sensitized.” Ana has a 2% probability of being a match with anyone - rather daunting odds. Ana's family and friends want to donate but don’t match. So we have to look for someone special willing to donate a kidney and save Ana’s life. It sounds impossible but we have to try.

Only about 1 in 10 on the kidney waiting list get a kidney each year. Many don’t live long enough or get too sick to be transplanted. Especially if they are sensitized like Ana.

Ana can’t do much now because dialysis wears you out. Dialysis can cause insomnia, cramps, nausea and vomiting, headaches, anemia, fatigue and blood infections. Ana has experienced it all. Dialysis has sent Ana to the hospital for weeks at a time. Layers of blankets cover Ana during dialysis because Ana’s blood that is going into the dialysis machine comes back colder. Dialysis will keep people alive for a while but it is an ugly way to stay alive. Donated kidneys let people live much longer and healthier then dialysis. A donated kidney gives Ana a chance to get back into life.

It is hard for us to ask but unless we ask Ana won’t receive a kidney. So we have to look, ask and hope for a miracle. I am asking you to help us do two things.

If you want to about donating the gift of life to Ana please fill out the contact form on this website. An email with information on being a donor will be sent to you. You decide what to do then. Or please tell your friends about Ana. Link this site to your Facebook or Twitter account. Put up a sign from this website. Please help us find that one special person who wants to save Ana. We understand if you read this and say “this is not for me.” That is OK. It is not for you. But if you believe in miracles please say a prayer for Ana. And please help us spread the word.