Tracy Rost Memorial Bulletin Board
This page is
dedicated to the memory of a smart, loving, and courageous woman who died tragically
young, in July of 2002. It was her hope that Congress would end its nonsensical, counterproductive ban on monetary
compensation for donated organs from brain-dead individuals. That is the proper
solution to the organ shortage, as all of our transplant organ needs could be readily met
that way, and we need not risk the lives of the living.
The information posted here is intended to permit those in need of organs and those willing to donate organs to more readily contact one another. Fraud is a criminal offense, and anyone making fraudulent claims of need or willingness to donate, i.e., with no intent to follow through, is guilty of a morally reprehensible and possibly legally actionable offense. This is a matter of life and death. Time is of the essense. Please behave responsibly.WARNING 2 WARNING 2 WARNING 2 WARNING 2 WARNING 2 WARNING 2
Donating an organ -- especially part of one's liver -- is a risky procedure, and should not be undertaken lightly. Please click here to read about living donation.
Having read these warnings, if you still think you'd like to be a living organ donor, check out your state listing below, and see if there's anyone whom you feel moved to donate to. Please contact them directly, using the e-mail address given. To insure that you're a good match, especially for a kidney or bone marrow donation, it may be necessary to undergo expensive (but painless!) HLA tissue typing (~$3,000) and crossmatching; you can discuss this with your chosen, potential recipient, as it may be covered by their health insurance policy, and any such reimbursement/payment is perfectly legal.
Listings by State:
Sauna (female), Los Angeles; UCLA Medical Center; kidney; type O blood; e-mail: email@example.com (posted 10/27/04)
Kelly, 45, Indianapolis; Clarian Network hospital; kidney; type A blood; weight: 130 lb; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; personal website: http://users.adelphia.net/~chief1957/ (posted 10/27/04)
Alex, 46, Baltimore; Univ. of Maryland hospital; kidney; type O blood; normal weight: 210 lb;
e-mail: email@example.com (posted 7/3/03)
Enid, 41, Newark; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; kidney; type A blood; normal weight: 115 lb; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 8/8/03)
Sheryl, 51, New York City area; kidney; type AB blood (universal recipient); HLA phenotype: A-24,26; B-35,51; BW-4,6; CW-4; DR-4,11,52,53; DQ-7; e-mail: Sartlink@aol.com (posted 5/12/03)
Wanda, 42, Philadelphia; Hahneman Hospital; kidney; type O blood; normal weight: 130 lb; e-mail: email@example.com (posted 8/18/05): "I need a kidney. Dialysis is ruining my life. My left arm is destroyed from the needles and I am tired. I continue to work. I go to dialysis @ 6am then I go work from 9:30 -6:30. It's hard. I don't know how long I can keep this up."
Sybil, 34, Richmond; kidney; type B blood; weight: 180 lb; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 10/27/04)
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This page was last updated on 08/18/2005