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Upstate Hospital Transplant

Upstate Hospital Transplant
Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 12:30:45-05

Linda is joined by Dr. Mark Laftavi, from Upstate Hospital in Syracuse and local Western New Yorker, Rene Tucciarone . 

Rene’s wife Kani is a kidney transplant recipient looking for a match to receive a new kidney. 

Rene, her husband donated a kidney to her in the early 90’s and now she needs another one.

Kani is currently on dialysis and waiting for a donor.   

She has had several surgeries for being on dialysis with many never working.  If the one she has now fails, they are not certain where to put a new sight-there is no place left.

Dr. Laftavi says you don’t have to be a match anymore to be a donor.  

Also, the surgery now is a lot less invasive with less recovery time. 

Interested donors can call LaVell C. Jones Upstate University at 315-464-5413. 

The surgery would take place at Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. 

There is no cost to the donor.  All the costs are covered through the receiver’s insurance.