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A local woman and her two sisters are hoping to find donors to treat their polycystic kidney disease

SALEM, VA -

This image shows just how bad Helen Garinian's kidney disease has gotten.

Dr. Syed Haider has treated her for years and says, "Medically speaking we don't have a whole lot else to do."

Garinian explains, "The kidney develops cysts, multiple cysts that rupture.  Each time the cyst ruptures it causes damage to the functional part of the kidney."

Helen and two of her sisters have Polycystic Kidney Disease that they inherited from their father.

She says, "My father had it and his mother had it.  It goes way back.  There are multiple people on my father's side of the family who have it so it is hard to find a relative to donate.."

Helen is now on a transplant waiting list because she is in stage four renal failure which means her two options are dialysis or a transplant.

Link to more information about how you can become a living donor.

Contact information for Helen - Radhelper@cox.net

Link to information about becoming a living kidney donor.

 

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