George's Kidney Transplant Offers a Second Chance for Success
Nearly 10 years ago, George had a life-saving living-donor kidney transplant. After his transplant, he spent his days being a healthy father and husband.
To celebrate his good health, George and his wife Christine took a cruise for their wedding anniversary. George was starting to feel tired again, but after the cruise, his health dramatically declined.
George went to the UPMC Kidney Transplant Program where doctors diagnosed him with nephritis. He needed another kidney transplant to survive. With over 96,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, George knew he’d need to use a living donor again.
After weighing their options, George and Christine decided to have a live donor exchange. They were part of a successful six-person live donor kidney exchange.
Today, the couple is focusing on their future. They’re even planning to run a marathon.
Learn more about George and Christine’s live donor kidney transplant from UPMC Transplant Services.