Hundreds step forward to offer hope for Leland
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Hundreds step forward to offer hope for Leland

Leland continues to receive three-times-a week dialysis treatment in Austin, and will continue until the graft fails or a donor kidney is found.

Since a public appeal was made last week, more than 300 people have signed up to learn if they might be a potential match for Leland. Three of them are currently undergoing medical evaluation to see if they are compatible. The complete evaluation process can take about three weeks. It is uncertain whether these three people — or any others who have stepped forward so far — will be a good match. Because of the need to find a match as quickly as possible, doctors would like to have a backup plan — even if a suitable donor is found.

Thank you to all who have come forward to help Leland. We encourage any others who are interested to go to and fill out the online questionnaire to see if they might be a candidate.

Although donating a kidney to someone is a serious decision, one that should be made with an understanding of the possible risks and complications,it can save lives. For those interested learning more about being an altruistic living kidney donor for Leland — or others — please visit online at or Donate Life America, or call (210) 567-5777.