Adrian  lives his life to the fullest despite having 10% function of his kidneys.  He is a fighter who has given so much to others, from family to his colleagues.  Now, we hope a courageous person will hear his story and decide to give back to him. 


Adrian was born with half-functioning kidneys.  After a battle with Covid, heart failure (which he was told was asthma), and an aortic pig valve replacement, his kidney function dropped to just 10%.  He was immediately placed on dialysis.  However, being on dialysis is not ideal, which is why Adrian plans to move forward with kidney transplant surgery and is on the waiting list for deceased donation.

we need to find a living donor

Waiting 3-5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor is not the best path forward for Adrian.  With a living donor, Adrian can get his kidney transplant sooner!  Research has shown that when patients receive a kidney from a living donor, the outcome is generally better.  Living kidney donation is also ideal because kidneys from living donors last longer and there is a lower chance Adrian’s immune system will attack his new kidney (rejection).

We are sharing Adrian’s story with those we know in the hope that we might be able to find a courageous living kidney donor.  This donor would not only save and save Adrian’s life, but also give the greatest gift to his wife and family as they cannot imagine a world without Adrian in it. 

A Kidney for Adrian

who is eligible to donate?

Adrian is extremely lucky to have secured highly qualified medical help and support from the team at the University of Utah Health. He wants any interested persons to know that they will be in exceptional hands should they decide to step forward.  UUH has shared the following as a pre-qualification list for donation:

  • must be between the age of 18-69 years old.
  • must be healthy and free of major health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity (BMI of 37 or less).
  • must be mentally and emotionally healthy.

You Can Help Save Adrian's Life!

Are You Interested In Donating?

If you are interested in being Adrian's living donor, please complete the short contact form below. A donor advocate will reach out to you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and will guide you through the next steps in the process.

Have Questions About donating?

Having questions is normal! We have a great resource available. Please complete the contact form below and a donor advocate named Laurie will reach out to you. Laurie is a living kidney donor who can answer any non-medical questions you may have, guide you through the process, and connect you to great resources. If you have medical questions, we can connect you with the right team member at the University of Utah Health.

No, but i want to help!

Thank you! The best way you can help is by following Adrian's Facebook page and sharing posts from his page as much as possible. The more shares we get, the more people we can reach, and the better chance we will have of finding Adrian's courageous donor.


Below are the simple steps you will take to move through the living donor process.  Know that even thinking about being Adrian’s living kidney donor is a courageous step and we are grateful for you!


Fill out the short contact form below and Laurie, a donor advocate, will reach out to you within 1 business day to set up a time to connect.


During your time with Laurie, you will get to ask questions and get answers from a living kidney donor. She will tell you more about the process, address non-medical concerns, and connect you to valuable resources.


Breeze is a health questionnaire that will be reviewed by Adrian's medical team to determine your eligibility for living donation and next steps.

Fill out my online form.

Kidney Transplant Facts

Here are some things you may not know about kidney transplant and living donation.  After considering the facts, you will see why living kidney donation is Adrian’s best option for healing and living a full life.


There are over 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list in the U.S. On average, most peopl will wait 3-5 years before getting a kidney from a deceased donor.


Each day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and a new name is added to the transplant waiting list every 9 minute


The shortage of kidneys for transplantation continues to be a public health crisis in the U.S.


5,700 living kidney donor surgeries occur annually in the U.S. and the vast majority of kidney donors know the person they donate to.


When a person steps forward to donate a kidney, one is removed and the other grows and increases its function so the body can operate normally.


Living kidney donors are often able to return to work within 2 weeks, and fully heal within 6-8 weeks.

Looking for a Kidney for Adrian

From Adrian

“I would say this to my donor… please know how deeply appreciative I  am.  I know how scary this is.  It scares me too.  I do know if it is to be, our Heavenly Father is in the details! God bless you.  I am so thankful for you.  I am most looking forward to getting together with my family and extended family.  I want to see the grand kids grow up and have kids. I want to be able to continue to serving others.”

Questions & Answers

Most of Adrian’s family cannot donate for health reasons, including kidney issues. In some cases, the best living donor is one who is not a family member, even when family members do step forward to donate. 

While Adrian's insurance will provide coverage for the donor, the donor needs to have their own health insurance in the rare event an unknown health issues comes up for the donor.

While Adrian’s insurance covers all costs related to the donation (for Adrian and the donor), there are expenses like travel, meals, and lost wages that you may be reimbursed for.  There are resources available to ensure you are not paying for anything out of pocket.  We can provide more information on those resources, if interested.

Living kidney donors are often able to return to work within 2 weeks, and fully heal within 6-8 weeks. After surgery, the donor’s remaining kidney will also grow in size and function, allowing them to live normal life with just one kidney.

Living kidney donors are often able to return to work within 2 weeks, and fully heal within 6-8 weeks. After surgery, the donor’s remaining kidney will also grow in size and function, allowing them to live normal life with just one kidney.

The ideal outcome is for Adrian is to find a living donor.  He has already battled so much with his kidney disease and heart failure that being on the kidney transplant waiting list for 3-5 years is simply not ideal.  Long-term dialysis is also not ideal as it can lead to a variety of complications such as low blood pressure, injection site infection, and blood clots.

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