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Still Searching for a Donor... Any Blood Type Can Work!

Hello friends and family! It's time for us to update you on Nick's condition and ongoing search for a kidney donor. We have some new information for you: both on current treatment changes and another way that you may be able to donate a kidney.

Due to Nick's deteriorating condition and loss of kidney functionality, he began dialysis in late September 2023. He goes three times a week, for four hours at a time. He is still working at this time.

We wanted to let you know about your possibility to donate a kidney to Nick. In the past, we communicated that a blood type of O- or O+ was ideal. While this is ideal, if you are not O-+, there is another way to save not one--but two lives--by agreeing to donate a kidney.

Known as a paired kidney exchange, an incompatible donor can still donate a kidney, which will go to another patient who is compatible. In exchange, another kidney that is compatible to Nick would come his way. This means that two living donors are giving kidneys to two living recipients.

Please consider this option, regardless of your blood type. Here is the evaluation form. Please put in Nicholas (Nick) Tower in this form box:

Recipient's first and last name*

Any questions, let us know. Thanks for your continued support!

Jessica & Nick


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