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Another way (and a battle shifting?)

UPDATE! I have just heard from Intake Specialist Layla (lie-la), who has given me permission to give you her DIRECT PHONE! If you would like to find out about being a donor, or have not heard back from UCLA, please give Layla a call. 310-794-0719

I have heard from some of the kind people who contacted UCLA that they’re not immediately hearing back from the donor hotline. First of all, THANK YOU! I am touched beyond belief at the kindness and generosity in your hearts – even as I know that not all prospective donors will work out as a match. You’re still number one by my standards. True.

I have contacted UCLA and they’ve reported being overwhelmed by donor phone calls. These weren’t for me, necessarily, but for the UCLA community of folks waiting for their match. And how super cool is that?! It’s a thrill for me to hear that people are becoming aware of and understanding the need for living donor kidneys. Just a great shift in the right direction.

But can we do more? Let’s help them out. Below is a link for UCLA’s donor intake form. If you’re a donor who would like contact UCLA, please call them at 1-866-672-5333. Then please take a moment to fill out this form and fax it over to UCLA (fax number is listed at the bottom of the sheet. I’m sure it will help them to organize the donors and encourage them to call back sooner.

It may even give you a little insight as to what kinds of things UCLA is looking at when considering a donor. Oh, and you guys all rock. True.

http://transplants.ucla.edu/workfiles/kidneydonor/Living_Donor_Intake_Form.pdf

3 comments on “Another way (and a battle shifting?)

  1. Pingback: What a Month is Worth. « I need a kidney.

  2. aj
    June 26, 2009

    Layla rocks, by the way. She is the nicest person! I have spoken to her a dozen times or more and she is always friendly and helpful.

  3. Gay Silberg
    June 23, 2009

    Jason:

    David and I are so pleased to hear that the response has been so gratifying. Other than filling out the intake form is there any other way we can help. Have you set up a “recovery” fund for you and your donor? Would that be of any help?

    Thanks for including the photos. Since we’re so far away it makes us feel closer to you, Rebecca, Wallace and the baby.

    Of course, we send our love,

    The Silbergs

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