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Monday, September 01, 2008

Pass It Forward--A Shout-Out For Help

I got this from Gila who got it from Baila who got it from SuperRaizy who got it from Asaf's Abba:

Elliot Jaffe, who writes the blog Weekend Hospitality, has a son who has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. Elliot writes "Simply put, both his kidneys are damaged and scarred from some infection or defect that happened years ago. They will likely cease to function sometime within the next six months... the best solution for Asaf is a kidney transplant... Live organ donors are considered the best option for kidney transplants. The percentage of successful transplants is higher from a live donor and the transplanted kidney has a longer chance of surviving in the recipient's body. Please contact us if you know of anyone who might be willing to donate one of their kidneys to Asaf. The process takes about six months and requires numerous meetings with doctors, social workers, psychologists and committees to make sure that the decision is freely made and will not jeopardize the donor or the recipient. The recovery time for the donor after the transplant can be as fast at 3-4 days."

You can read Elliot's entire post here . The Jaffes, who live in Israel, have also posted a letter about their search here on the Jerusalem Post website. Elliot says that Asaf will probably need a kidney transplant within the next 12 months. All of his close relatives have been eliminated as potential donors. To donate, you must be in perfect health and have blood type B or O. The Jaffes can be reached at their blog or at elliot_jaffe@yahoo.com.

Please help publicize Asaf's case by linking to Elliot's post or letter.


Simply put, Asaf needs a kidney. Pass It Forward, please--no child should have to face this, and no parent should feel alone or helpless in the face of his/her child's devastating illness.

Let's get the word out and FIND ASAF A KIDNEY!!

2 Comments:

Blogger SuperRaizy said...

Thank you for helping!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 3:25:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

My pleasure. I wish I could do more, and I hope the word spreads like wildfire. Thanks for getting us started!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 9:01:00 PM GMT+3  

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