Jeff has gone through many tests and was accepted into Denver’s Presbyterian St. Lukes Transplant Center and Centura Porter Transplant Program in February. Jeff has been told he is a prime candidate for a transplant and with it upwards of 20+ years of normal living!
So he is now on the big regional list for what are referred to as “deceased kidneys.” These kidneys are hard to get and the wait could be as long as 7 years for Jeff’s blood type. That’s a really long time, especially in dog years.
Jeff is a Type B and can accept a Type B or Type O kidney—but anyone can donate because of the paired donation process. The fastest route to a transplant is to find a willing “Living Donor.” Living Donors can be from someone we know, or someone that wants to be altruistic and save a life. Living Donor transplants have a longer life span, and PSL’s transplant unit has one of the top outcomes in the nation.
A voluntary Living Donor transplant, as soon as sometime in 2020 or 2021, could allow Jeff to get back to full steam ahead in his life, relationships and business. It also sets us up for years of happiness, travel, and all of life’s bounty of things to do.