Some of you may know that our Friend & Brother. Ashok Pandian have kidney problem. Over time,
it has gotten worse causing his kidneys not to work well enough to keep him alive.
This is what he is facing now, and his treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant.
Getting regular dialysis treatments, usually three times a week for four hours at a time,
will help his kidneys do their job and keep him alive,
but a transplant would offer him more freedom and the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life.
A transplant would also give him more time to do his day today living activities , like work,
spending time with his family and friends.
However, finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy.
Just ask the 100,000+ people on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney like him.
Time is not on our side. Some wait for years; many die while waiting.
The average wait time is five years or more for a kidney from a deceased donor.
However, there is another option: receiving a kidney from a living donor.
Asking a family member or a friend to consider donating a kidney to him is difficult,
but it greatly improves his chances of getting a transplant.
A living kidney donation typically lasts longer and has better function.
Thank you for taking the time to read his story.
However, we know living donation may not be right for everyone —
but you can still help by making the simplest donation in the provided link!
Thank you for all your support and help. If you would like to know more about him and his family, please leave a private message to us and we will get in touch.
Thanks for all your support and understanding.