Newcastle Mother Issued an Urgent Appeal On Twitter For living Donor of Kidney

A mother appealed urgently on Twitter for a kidney which can save life.46 years old Joanne D’Onofrio who belongs from Newcastle is recently going through the crucial treatment of dialysis in the Freeman Hospital of the city after being severely ill.

At the age of 1, she had to suffer kidney failure and adopt the first transplant in 1991, a year later of being ill. But recently her body is crucially attacking the transplanted kidney.

Ms D’Onofrio said in BBC Newcastle that she was feeling “overwhelmed ” by the huge response to her post as around 27,000 people have retweeted on her appeal.

She said, “Even if I can’t find a kidney, people could find them for other people. There could be a lot more people get transplants just because of that one tweet”. According to her, she was “really concerned” as she required a living kidney donor with O positive blood group and suitable types.

She said that due to the presence of high antibody count in her blood her body rejects “cadaver kidney”  as such an organ can not work in this condition.

A surgery had been operated on her on Thursday morning for fitting a new dialysis line to her lumber vein, but it fails “that would be it”.

She said in her tweet, “I’m in desperate need of a kidney transplant and need a matching live donor.I’m actually at the end of the road now, so need one pretty quickly to save my life”.

by Haimantee Ghosh on November 8, 2018

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