Jeff Blumenfeld

Living Kidney Donor Needed

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Jeff Blumenfeld from Boulder has been committed to helping others. He’s been to Nepal on two cataract missions, volunteered in Antarctica and wrote two books — one on voluntourism, the other on expedition funding. He volunteers as president of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, chairs the Rocky Mountain chapter of The Explorers Club and is a long-time board member of the leading 9/11 victims advocacy group. For 27 years he’s supported exploration through a free newsletter and website: expeditionnews.com.

Why am I posting about him? A frequent contributor to Travel Boulder, now he needs our help. After a 13-year battle, he learned recently that he’s going to need a kidney transplant from a living donor, otherwise the wait from a deceased donor is three to five years at least. He passed a battery of tests at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, and has also been registered with New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine Transplant Center. He’s also been accepted into the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

If you or someone you know might be able to help, start with one of these confidential questionnaires from UCHealth Transplant Center in Denver: UCHealthlivingdonor.org

Jeff’s Medicare pays the donor’s medical expenses, including a full physical and lab tests to ensure the donor is healthy.

For information from the National Kidney Foundation on being a living donor see:

Kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonor

How safe is being a living donor? Very. Read this from the Mayo Clinic:

https://www.newswise.com/articles/mayo-clinic-study-confirms-living-kidney-donor-surgery-is-low-risk-for-most-patients

Please share this living donor search with your social media contacts and let’s help Jeff keep up the good work.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

John R Brice

Publisher of Travelboulder.com & Travel Boulder Magazine

john@travelboulder.com

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