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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Spread the word - seeking a donor for Suzan

My friend Sesil forwarded me this message from her close friend, Mina Ozturk, whose sister is seeking a living kidney donor due to renal failure. Please spread the word!

Recruiting for Mission Critical Position:
Living Kidney Donor with Blood Type O

By Mina Ozturk, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Recruit without boundaries. Reward without measure. During my tenure in the Human Resources field and in Talent Acquisition, I have been faced with difficult recruiting assignments in rather tough markets nationwide. This is, by far, my most challenging and time sensitive assignment to date. To fill a Mission Critical Position: A Living Kidney Donor with Blood Type O for my sister with a start date of “now”.

My sister, Suzan Ozturk, is experiencing kidney (renal) failure and needs a kidney transplant now to regain her strength and to prevent her from having to go on dialysis while waiting five years or more for a deceased donor kidney. According to the specialists at the University of Minnesota’s Transplant Center, a kidney from a living donor is her best option at this time. I have been evaluated by the team at the Transplant Center, but recently learned that our blood types are incompatible and I will not be considered as a potential donor. As a Type O recipient, Suzan may only receive a kidney from a Type O donor. Therefore, we are reaching out to relatives and non-relatives to locate a suitable match as quickly as possible.

More Information. If you are interested in finding out more about living donor organ donation, you may contact Cathy Garvey, the Transplant Coordinator at the Fairview University-Medical Center’s Transplant Center located on the University of Minnesota’ campus. Her contact number is listed below. She will conduct a confidential phone consultation to initially determine your eligibility. If you are eligible to donate, she will coordinate with you to have your blood drawn for typing either at your clinic or at the Transplant Center. She will also send to you additional information regarding the Living Donor program. All of this may be done confidentially and you do not have to share the results of the typing, or your final decision.

Contact: Cathy Garvey- Transplant Coordinator
Fairview- University Medical Center – Transplant Center

Options 5-8-1, and reference Suzan Ozturk as the potential kidney recipient
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  • Hello, is a organ donor registry. We wanted to check if we can post information about your sister Suzan Ozturk on our website.

    If yes, please send us an email at sanjivan at sanjivan dot com.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 PM  

  • So I checked out and it appears legit. Mina, you should check it out!

    By Blogger Becky, at 12:14 AM  

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