Our lovely friend Grace has a rare kidney disease and is in dire need of a transplant from a donor with type O blood. Unfortunately, neither Dave nor I have the right blood type, nor does Grace's delightful husband Tim. Tim’s frantically trying to arrange a multiple-donor scenario where he gives his kidney to someone and creates a chain that leads to her receiving the one she needs. I’m really hoping something simpler than that can happen.
We know it’s a stretch to ask a virtual friend of a virtual friend for help in this way, but we all know that the world does work in surprising ways. If you want to know more, check out Grace’s website. you can also talk to Nancy Salonpuro, the kidney donor coordinator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.