Be a Living Donor

If you’re O+ and willing to help, you’ve come to the right place.

While Phillip is listed at three hospitals in Texas, our preferred hospital is San Antonio Methodist for a variety of reasons:

  1. San Antonio is closer to us (we live in Austin) than the other two hospitals are
  2. San Antonio has the 2nd most active paired donor program in the United States
  3. San Antonio has been doing paired donations longer than anyone in the state
  4. San Antonio is more wiling to do desensitization

That being said, if you would like info on the other hospitals Phillip is listed at, email me and I can get that to you (or if you have any other questions for that matter)..

Before you make a decision either way, I highly encourage you to check out the different tabs just to the right. It’s a HUGE decision for someone to make, and I want to make sure anyone considering donating is as educated as possible.

To be a living kidney donor, there are a few requirements that most hospitals have.

  1. The donor should be in good health (which will be determined by a medical professional, not Aunt Sally).
  2. A potential donor cannot be on medication for high blood pressure.
  3. A potential donor cannot be diabetic.
  4. They’ll ask you if you smoke or do drugs.

That gets you through the initial online screening process.

Alright, so you’ve read the resources and watched the video and you want to help. First, let us say—THANK YOU!!!!

Now, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Fill out the online health questionnaire.

And that’s it. When you fill out the form you’ll need to know Phillip’s birthday, which is 5/9/83, and his full name, which is Phillip Gross. If you’re an initial match, a living donor coordinator will get in touch with you to schedule further testing. Everything is kept completely anonymous—we don’t know who you are unless you decide to tell us.