A Heart Transplant Survivor Receives a New Kidney From His Wife

A Heart Transplant Survivor Receives a New Kidney From His Wife

In 2016, David received a heart transplant at Sharp Memorial Hospital after years of living with cardiomyopathy. This heart muscle disease, which makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body, led to David’s heart failure.

Four years later, he faced a new medical crisis when a medication he was taking for osteoporosis damaged his kidneys. After months on dialysis, he needed a kidney transplant to improve his quality of life.

Fourteen people volunteered to donate a kidney to David, including his wife Jadie, who was a perfect match. On March 15, 2020, David received a new kidney from Jadie. Both David and Jadie are healthy, living well and planning for their future together.

Learn more about becoming a living kidney donor: https://www.sharp.com/services/transplant/live-kidney-donation-faqs.cfm

Register as an organ donor with Donate Life America: https://www.donatelife.net/

You can also register as an organ donor when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or ID card.: https://donatelifecalifornia.org/organ-donation-process/

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel Davidson on September 30, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Jadie and David are both the type of people to give you a kidney!
    Wonderful people so full of love 💕

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