Mulligans Living Kidney Donors to Host First Fundraising Event at Mr. G's Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky

December 05, 2018   Health News
(PRLEAP.COM) Mulligans Living Kidney Donors is a volunteer organization located in Louisville, Kentucky providing mentoring and support for patients with end-stage kidney failure who are in the process of finding a living kidney donor.

Mulligans Living Kidney Donors works with doctors within the Louisville, Kentucky region to connect people who are willing to participate in a donor swap. Additionally, Mulligans Living Kidney Donors provides many services to support both patients and those willing to give the gift of life by sharing their spare kidney. Mulligans Living Kidney Donors assists with home care, diet plans, as well as rides to and from dialysis, and aims to provide assistance with travel expenses as well as help recuperate any loss of income for donors while recovering.

Every day the number of patients waiting for a deceased donor in the United States continues to increase. According to the National Kidney Foundation, "13 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant." However, a living donor kidney transplant can eliminate this waiting time for a patient in need.

While Mulligans Living Kidney Donors have been able to help many people find their life-saving kidney, they currently have approximately 40 people locally in need of a living donor.
In addition to advocating for donor swaps, founder and director of Mulligans Living Kidney Donors, Leigh Ann Saylor works with patients to share their stories and raise awareness about the disease and donation process. In an effort to give hope to people who may be in need, Leigh Ann Saylor regularly attends and speaks at events in order to better educate the community about the facts of becoming a kidney organ donor.

The first fundraising event for Mulligans Living Kidney Donors will take place Friday, December 14th at Mr. G's Lounge from 6-11pm. There will be live entertainment from local rising artists Chase Skinner and Frank Moody, as well as karaoke with KJ Karessa Knight, dance music and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the education, awareness, and support that Mulligan Living Kidney Donors provides to those who come through their doors for help.

The event will platform Rose Cooke-Banks, a 73-year-old mother of five and grandmother of four. Mrs. Cooke-Banks was a school teacher for Semple Elementary for 14 years and was the first African American female salesperson for Sam Swope for 22 years. She has been on the kidney donor list for 3 years and has been struggling through dialysis for 1 year. Mrs. Cooke-Banks has O positive blood, which means she can only receive blood or a kidney from a person who has O positive blood. A living kidney donor would greatly improve her life.

Mulligans Living Kidney Donors is committed to helping individuals diagnosed with end-stage renal failure get their lives back through living donor kidney transplants. For additional information on how you can offer support to those searching for a living kidney donor, contact Mulligans Living Kidney Donors at 502-544-2334 or via email at mulliganslkd@gmail.com.
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