Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Santana Hinson is awaiting a new lease on life. He was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012. Unfortunately, Santana is all too familiar with the impacts of kidney failure, as it runs in his family. For the past eight years, Santana’s condition has continued to worsen, and now doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.
During such a challenging time, Santana is thankful for his sister, brother, and mother who have been by his side every step of the way. He wishes they didn’t have to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed jogging, riding his bike, going to amusements parks, and spending time with his family and friends, but these days, his activities are quite limited. Santana looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to live his life with as few limitations as possible. He is ready to feel like himself again, return to work, and spend many more years with his family, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Santana’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover the cost of the transplant, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Santana.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Santana Hinson” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Mayo Clinic Florida