Living Donor Information

Living kidney donor information…

Becoming a living donor is a big deal.  It can be life changing in so many ways. After, if you so choose, have gone through the information within the Resources listed below, please go to the below link to submit your inquiry to be my living donor.  If you do, please place my name on the form where it is requested: Christopher Wruck – and thank you!

NOTE:  I received a kidney from my Aunt on August 8th, 2018. Hopefully I will not need to do a search again in my lifetime, but should the need arise, this page will be updated accordingly.

In addition to this, you can certainly become an altruistic donor, meaning you could donate to a stranger.  There are many in need of a kidney out there and you could set off a chain-reaction!  Want to know what a kidney-chain is?  Go Here: https://www.uwhealth.org/news/longest-kidney-chain-ever-completed-wraps-up-at-uw-hospital-and-clinics/45549

Submit to be a donor at this link: 

https://www.uwhealth.org/transplant/living-donor-inquiry/40425

 

Click to become a living kidney donor!

Resources

There are many resources available for potential donors if you are interested.  I have highlighted some of those below.  As they are found, more will be added.  As always, any questions or concerns about any of this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be A Living Kidney Donor (<- click here) – Help someone you love, outcomes are strong, thorough checkup, change your mind any time, 100% backing by UW, be proud, be a hero, make a change, smile: positive experience, save a life or dozens! Click the link for more.

UW Living Donor Program (<- click here) – Information about the UW Living Donor Program – At UW Health Transplant Program, we honor living donors for their ultimate act of giving. With more than 2,000 individuals on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the state of Wisconsin and more than 100,000 in the nation, more living donors are needed. Living donors not only save the life of their recipient, but reduce the number of people on the deceased donor wait list.

National Living Donor Assistance Center (<- click here) – Based on my income (recipient), at this time, a donor would qualify to receive assistance for travel costs related to kidney transplant.

Tax Deductions and Paid Leave (<- click here) – If you are a State of Wisconsin Employee the State will pay up to 30 days of wages for any donor. Federal employees also get 30 days. If you are a Wisconsin resident and become an organ donor you can deduct up to $10,000 off your taxes. This includes travel, lodging, and lost wages. You can read more here about Donor Leave Laws, Tax Deductions, and Credits for Living Donors for ALL States at the link listed.

Thank you for your support!