Bob and Kelly's Living Donor Kidney Transplant
Family comes first for Bob, his wife Diane, and his stepdaughter Kelly, When Bob learned he had kidney failure and needed a transplant to survive, it devastated Diane to see him so sick.
Doctors referred Bob to the UPMC Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program where he underwent a pre-transplant evaluation and was placed on the kidney transplant waiting list. Determined to save Bob's life, Diane and Kelly researched their options and found that a living-donor kidney transplant was the solution.
When Bob first found out that Kelly was a donor match, he was reluctant. But after learning more about the procedure and discussing it as a family, he decided to accept Kelly's help. After surgery, Kelly was home from the hospital in two days and joined Diane in helping her dad through recovery.
Today, Bob and Kelly are both doing great, and Diane feel they are now closer than ever. As a family, they believe that more people need to be aware of living-donor organ transplants.
Learn more about Bob and Kelly's living-donor kidney transplant from UPMC Transplant Services.