I am a 63-year-old woman with severe kidney disease. Having dialysis would keep me alive for a limited time. A transplant would help me live a longer, more normal life.

A living kidney donation lasts longer and has better function than a cadaver kidney. Here are some facts about donation:

You only need one kidney to live.

Expenses are covered by the recipient.

My husband has Parkinson’s disease, an incurable progressive illness. His life is a struggle. He has a great deal of trouble moving and speaking. I need to be well to take care of him.

Sincerely,

HILLARY KINGSBURY

211 Breed Road

Harrisville