Jeanette Ostrom of the Western New York Kidney Connection discussed the program at a recent meeting of the Lakewood Chautauqua South Rotary. The WNY Kidney Connection is a free online service dedicated to matching people in need of a kidney with caring people willing to donate a kidney.
Approximately 560 people in Western New York currently are on the list waiting for a kidney. Without a working kidney, patients must spend hours each week on dialysis, often for many years. Diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease in 2010, Cassandra Delcamp is on dialysis and waiting for a donor.
To learn about how to become a donor, or to learn more about the program, visit www.wnykidneyconnection.org or call Jeanette Ostrom at 450-8958.