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Aug 31, 2008

Save a life, save a world

Elliot Jaffe, the blogger behind "Weekend Hospitality" blog, is looking for his donor.

His son, Asaf, has a kidney disease and needs a transplant. "In February of this year, My second oldest son, Asaf was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. 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."

Unfortunately, those who would be the most likely to be perfect matches, his family, are all ineligible to donate because of poor kidneys and other problems.

Elliot writes, "The first step to being a kidney donor is to be in perfect health. The second step is to have a compatible blood type. Asaf has a blood type of B negative. That means that possible donors are people with B or O blood. We recently learned that Rh factor is not an issue in donor transplants, and that should make our search somewhat easier. B- is one of the rarer blood types, occurring in only %2 of the general population. B+ is a bit better at %9."

Check out the full post and see if you have a way to help him. Link to it, point others to it, if you match the blood type consider being a donor, whatever.

Refuah Shleimah.

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