My name is Warren Mills. I’m 56 years old and have two children. I was treated for cancer twice, and the radiation damaged my kidneys. I’ve been on the waiting list for a kidney since June, 2012. While I'm not yet on dialysis, I could be at any time. I have had two surgeries to prepare me for dialysis. I pray that won't be necessary and that there is someone out there who is willing to help me avoid dialysis by being a hero and donating a kidney.
I am currently working full time and paying taxes. If I end up on dialysis, I could very well end up receiving Social Security Disability benefits, taking tax money rather than contributing it. I would prefer to be a contributing member of society.
Anyone who has Type A or Type O blood is compatible with me. If you would like to be tested, please contact Indiana University Health in Indianapolis at 1-800-382-4602 or (317) 944-4370. Tell them you are calling in reference to Warren Mills. They will transfer you to the donor coordinator, who will ask you a few questions. The next phase consists of medical testing to see if you are a match and are healthy enough to donate. (They will not take an organ if it could possibly cause the donor harm.) My insurance pays for ALL testing and the transplant.
If you do call, whether or not you want to let me know is up to you. Some people prefer not to tell the recipient to avoid disappointing him or her in case things don't work out or they change their minds during the process. I am so grateful just for the offer.
Please take a few minutes to browse this site. It contains all kinds of information about living kidney donorship. In addition, I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to follow my ongoing journey, you can do so by going to http://www.rubewaddell.net/redirect.ph.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.