"HE WHO SAVES ONE LIFE, IT'S AS IF HE SAVED THE ENTIRE WORLD"
                                        
           - Talmud Sanhedrin
Right to left: Chaya Lipschutz, who runs this
website with the person she donated a kidney to.

Photo taken at Chaya's booth to promote kidney
donation at an Expo at the NY Javits Center,
December 2006
Chaya's kidney match as a result of Facebook!!  
Kidney match happened in November 2012.

Left to right: Henry Edwards. kidney recipient, his
friend, comedian Joan Rivers, Peter DelMasto, the
donor, and his girl friend.  Chaya posted about Henry
needing a kidney on a Facebook page that she once
created for a coach needing a kidney, who had passed
away. Photo taken after Joan's show in the Berkshires
- Massachussetts. on May 10, 2013.
.
Center:  Chaya  with Mary Robertson, on the left.  
Mary had interviewed Chaya for the radio
program This American Life on NPR.

Photo taken in July 2006 at Chaya's kidney
recipient's home.
  SaveALife-DonateAKidney.com                KidneyMitzvah.com              KidneyMatchmaker.com              KidneyAngel.com          DonateAKidney.net      
Right to Left:  Yosef, Chaya's brother who also
donated a kidney, with his kidney recipient, a
stranger.  This was Chaya's first kidney match!

Photo was taken at their pre-op testing at
SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY,  
March 2007.
Left to right:  Lori Palatnik, kidney donor, with a
friend.  (Lori's kidney recipient does not want
any publicity, so no photos of the 2 of them are
shown).  To read Lori's story on her kidney
donation,, click on
"A Kidney to Give"

This is one of the kidney matches Chaya has
made.  Lori influenced Ruth Shlossman to
donate a kidney.  See photo and caption below.

To watch video of Lori's speech at an event,
click
here
Flier in a fish store seeking kidney donors  in
Chaya's Brooklyn community that resulted in a
kidney match for the person above!  And years
later, this person's spouse also donated a kidney
to a stranger!k
This man received a kidney as a result of the flier
below Chaya hung up  in a  fish store!  
Newspaper ad pleading for a kidney donor.   
Chaya answered this ad which resulted in her
donating a kidney to the above person!
First newspaper ad Chaya responded to, for
someone in need of a kidney.  This is the ad that
she first saw that got her interested in kidney
donation.

Chaya Lipschutz
on the
*ABC TV special *
"Giving Life:  The Story of
Organ Donation"  

Philip Palmer, TV Anchorman talks about
his kidney donation, Great program!
(Program was aired in March 2008)

DOUBLE CLICK ON VIDEO
TO VIEW IN FULL SCREEN
Chaya Lipschutz, Kidney Donor/Kidney Matchmaker
"Health Hero"
(PREVENTION MAGAZINE)

Also received an award from
Kings County (NY)  District Attorney, Charles Hynes
photo receiving the award,
click here
To read a story about Chaya and her brother
who both donated a kidney to a stranger.  Click
here:
 "Brother and Sister Donate Kidneys To
Save Lives" -   
Chaya with formerBrooklyn (NY) Borough
President Marty Markowitz.  Chaya had met him
at a political breakfast to which she had been
invited to attend. Former Borough President
Marty Markowitz had told her that he would like
to write a story about her in his publication, and
so she agreed!  Here is the article - on page 13
of his publication:
"Kidney Mitzvah"
Chaya speaking at a Kidney Disease and Organ
Transplantation Forum at a Public School, Brooklyn,
NY, November 30, 2006
Click here for the speech Chaya gave at this event
which
tells the story about her kidney donation.
Interview with Kidney Donors
and Kidney Transplant Surgeon
          on
NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind's
Weekly Radio Show - WMCA, NY

Interviewed on this program, were kidney
donors, Mordy Husarsky and Chaya
Lipschutz, Dr. Stuart Greenstein, kidney
transplant  surgeon.;
Right to left:  John Feal , who donated a kidney
to a stranger, with  his kidney recipient. He
donated a kidney as part of a  6 way kidney
swap.

Photo taken after his kidney donation at
Columbia Presbytarian Hospital, NYC,  August,
2007.  You can read John's story on his website:
Fealgoodfoundation.com
This Website
was mentioned in articles/news stories in
CNN
The New York Daily News
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Salt Lake City Tribune
KRGV-ABC-TV News, Rio Grande Valley, Texas
CBS TV News, Birmingham, Alabama
The Jewish Chronicle, England
The Jerusalem Post - Israel
plus  many other websites/news articles.

    "Just think people have no problem having only one kidney, so we have to ask, why did Hashem, (G-d),
    give us two kidneys?  Perhaps it is so you would have an extra one to donate and save a life!"
                                                             - Dr. Stuart Greenstein, Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Professor of Surgery,
                                                                             Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY    Source of quote:   www.ourjerusalem.com



    "It was the best thing I ever did with my life. "I wish I had more; I would do it again."                              
    -  April Capone, former Mayor of East Haven, CT, donated a kidney to a stranger.
                                                                                                                                  Source of quote:  www.cbsnews.com


    "Kidney donation is a relatively safe operation, and many donors will never feel the loss of their second
    kidney.  It's the most expendable of organs.  So giving up a kidney causes no disadvantage to your long-
    term health. In fact, studies have shown, that kidney donors actually live longer than the general
    population - because donors come from a pool of people in good health"
                                                                    - Dr. Michael Edye, former Adjunct Associate Professor of surgery, Mount Sinai
                                                                      Medical Center, New York, NY.     Source of quote:  www.nydailynews.com

    "Donating a kidney to a woman that I had never met was the greatest experience of my life!  To give for the
    pure sake of giving, brings the biggest joy imaginable. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity that
    changed my life in every way."                                             
                                                                        - Lori Palatnik,  donated a kidney to a stranger.  Her story:  :  "A Kidney To Give"


    "Since my kidney donation,  I feel richer than Donald Trump and Bill Gates combined!"
                                                                     - David Koster, donated a kidney to a stranger.  His story:  "Kidney Donor Speaks Out"


    "There is no greater feeling than knowing you brought life to another human being. It has truly been an
    amazing experience that ranks right up there with the birth of my 9 children. If I could, I would do it again
    tomorrow."  
                      - Rabbi Ephraim Simon, donated a kidney to a stranger.  His story, click on "Rabbi's Kidney Donation Inspires Community"


    "Having had the good fortune of being able to donate a kidney has been the most amazing experience in my
    life, second only to the birth of my three wonderful sons."
                                                                                                   - Tirtza Rosenthal, who donated a kidney to a stranger


    "They (the hospital) did not prepare me for the joy that I felt after donating. It's been amazing. I would do it
    again if I could. "
                                                                                                 - Sophia Goode,  who donated a kidney to a stranger, starting a kidney chain


"Giving a kidney was no big deal...I've had dental treatment that was worse"   
                                                                                                                                       - Paul Dixon, who donated a kidney to a stranger.

    *For other quotes, click on "Donate a Kidney" tab


                                             WELCOME!   
         
    Over 82,000 people in the USA alone are awaiting a life-saving kidney. Thousands of people die each year
    waiting for a life-saving kidney. The purpose of this website is to educate the public about living kidney
    donation and inspire others to donate a kidney, so many more lives can be saved.  If you are considering
    donating a kidney, please feel free to contact me.  I can give you all the information you need, no obligation!

    About myself:
    I donated a kidney to a stranger in September 2005 after seeing an ad in a weekly newspaper
    placed by a person in need of a kidney.

    Since my kidney donation, I have been wanting to do more - to help save the lives of others in
    need of a kidney. I first took out a booth at an expo in New York City in December 2005, to educate the public about
    kidney donation.   I have since  made some kidney matches and have more in the works. My brother donated a
    kidney as well,  to someone on my list of people who was in need of a kidney. For more information about myself
    click on the "About Chaya Lipschutz"  tab

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Best wishes,

    Chaya Lipschutz
    Kidney Donor & Kidney Matchmaker

    P.S.  My hebrew name "Chaya", means "life-giving" - a name I was given at birth!  Little did my parents know when they named
    me, that I would end up living up to my name, saving lives!

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    For those considering donating a kidney:

  • Do you want more information on becoming a kidney donor?

  • Would you like to speak to others who have donated their kidney?
    I am in touch with others who have also donated a kidney and they would be happy to share with anyone about their great
    experience.



    As a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found, living kidney donors live as long or longer
    and enjoy better quality of life than the general population.

    Personal note:  Not long ago, I took a blood test that showed that my createnine level has improved since my
    kidney donation!  Which means, I have even better kidney function with having only one kidney, instead of two!  
    Also, my HDL (good cholesterol) level is about 10 points higher now then before my kidney donation!   OK - this
    has nothing to do with my kidney functioning, but overall I may be able to say, I am healthier now with one kidney,
    then I was with two!

    Please note:  Most of us who have donated a kidney, prior to our kidney donation, in discussing with
    others our plans to give up a kidney, (which we don't generally need, according to experts in the field,)  we
    have encountered people who have thought that we were crazy for donating a kidney.  Generally since
    most of the population doesn't know anything about kidney donation, this is a "normal" reaction.  I strongly
    suggest for those considering kidney donation, to speak to people who are educated about kidney donation,
    whether it is someone who has already donated a kidney, a doctor who specializes in this field, or contact any kidney
    transplant center that would be happy to give you all the information you need. Or you can always feel free to contact
    me or refer them to me  and would be happy to provide them with information.  Or you can also always refer them to
    this website!  Let them check out the quotes from people in the kidney transplant field on the "Donate a Kidney"
    page of this website and see "Quotes from Kidney Transplant Professionals on Kidney Donation" on the left
    hand side of that page.
 
    Also, please note:  Depending on the state you live in, you may be able to deduct up to $10,000 from your taxes for
    lost wages or transportation due to organ donation  And if you are a Federal employee, you can take off up to 30 days
    for donating an organ.  However one cannot get paid for kidney donation, which is illegal.   


    For those in need of a kidney:

  • Ask your family members to get tested first!  No family member? How about friends! Sometimes this is not
    easy - depending on the relation or the friend.  But, please read this great article that can be helpful, click on "Talking
    Increases Kidney Donation."  This article says that "get-togethers with a kidney disease patient's family and
    friends can improve their willingness to consider donation."  A must read article for anyone in need of a
    kidney!

  • If you have someone who is considering donating a kidney and needs more information or would like to
    contact others who have done so - please click on the above "Contact Us" tab.

  • If you have someone who has tested for you and is not a match, but willing to donate a kidney to someone
    else instead, the National Kidney Registry may be able to find you a compatible donor.  For more information
    check go to their website at nationalkidneyregistry.org.  (For more information on this and other great
    organizations that can assist you in other ways as well, please click on the "Need a Kidney" tab above.   Swapping
    is the way to go!!!  Read this important article and watch the video:"Doctors: Kidney Swapping Can Save More
    Lives."  For the article, click here.  For the video, click here.

    Note:  There has been numerous articles written about my latest match, and I have been flooded with e-mails.  I
    already have a huge list of people, many of them in a very desperate need and unfortunately can't help mostly all of
    them at this time since I rarely get responses from people who want to donate a kidney..  At least 95% of the e-mails
    I get regarding a kidney - is from people who NEED a kidney, not from people who want to donate a
    kidney!  Sorry to tell you this.  If you e-mail me and I don't respond on time,  or don't respond  at all, please
    forgive me.  I get so many e-mails I have to respond to as is, and have an older mother I have to help out as well.  I
    apologize from the bottom of my heart.  I wish I can help you all, but unfortunately, it's hard to get any donors
    despite all the publicity I am getting.  Most of the time I post for others, unfortunately, I don't get responses. Where
    are all the good people?  That's why it is so important to get family members to test. If no family members, then other
    relatives.  If no relatives can donate a kidney, then friends, acquaintances, etc.   And if someone wants to donate and
    is not your blood type, to do a swap through your hospital.  If you have a potential donor and is unsure or needs more
    info - have that person contact me.  Thanks and again, my apologies

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    For those who already donated a kidney:

    Welcome to the "club!"  I am in touch with many kidney donors who are delighted to have been able to donate a
    kidney and many wish they can do more - like encourage others to donate a kidney.  Please click on the "Already
    Donated a Kidney" tab, for ideas, to share experiences etc.  I would happy to hear from you!  There is a form you
    can fill out on that page - optional, of course.  Also, I recently started a Kidney Donors Club on Facebook - so you can
    join me on Facebook as well.

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    A match that I have not made, but was happy to have gotten involved with:  
    I had once read a story about June McGlashen, an ex- cop who was in need of a kidney in the NY Daily News.  The article
    was titled, "Retired Cop, Sibs Wrestle With Rare Genetic Kidney Ill."  I had contacted Ernie Nespretto who was a reporter at
    that time with the NY Daily News saying that I would like to try to help her.  So, we got in touch with each other and I invited June
    to hear me speak.  I had decided to incorporate in my speech that evening about  June, this ex-cop who has done so much for
    New York, making it one of the safest big cities in the US - that we should now try to do something for her.  Her boyfriend came
    as well to hear me speak that evening.  So I decided to speak to her boyfriend  to try to get him to donate a kidney to his
    girlfriend, At that point, he didn't even know his blood type.  Anyhow, in the end, I went to visit them in the hospital after the
    kidney donation and they both said that it was because of me that he ended up donating a kidney to her.  Sometimes even a
    friend can be reluctant to do so.  With the right education many others might consider as well.  For a speech I gave at this event
    in which I spoke about this ex-cop - click here: My speech at a Kidney Disease and Organ Transplantation Forum.  This
    speech also tells the story about my kidney donation - and why I was turned down a number of times before I was finally able
    to donate a kidney.   Update:  June McGlashen married her  boyfriend who donated a kidney to her!  Congratulations!!!
    
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                                                             HELP SAVE A LIFE!

    Mother of 2 in desperate need of a life-saving kidney.   If you would like to help save the life of this
    wonderful mom, please click on the "Contact Us" tab above the page to contact me or e-mail me at
    KidneyMitzvah@aol.com. (Please note.  People of all blood types needed, in general, for kidney donation!  So please
    feel free to contact me to help save a life.)
       
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                                            KIDNEY DONORS -  HONOR ROLL

    Below is a partial list of some great people who have donated a kidney - and most donated a kidney to a
    stranger!  I have been in touch with many of these wonderful people. This website is dedicated to them!  

  • Harry Kiernen, of Connecticut, 61 years old,  donated a kidney and liver to a stranger!  Donated a kidney to 2007 & donated
    his liver in 2010! Wow!!!

  • Chaya Ben Baruch, of Tzfat, Israel, (formerly of the USA), was a 54 year old mother of 10, when she donated a kidney to a
    father of 3. Chaya Ben Baruch got in touch with Chaya Lipschutz after seeing her posting that she had in Israel for someone
    there who was in need of a kidney.  She donated a kidney in August 2010.  Hospital:  Beilinson, Petach Tikvah, Israel. More
    about her below, under "newsletter"

  • Leah W. of Jerusalem Israel, (formerly of the USA), wife of a Rabbi -  was a 49 year old mother of 12 when she donated a
    kidney to Yaron of Kfar Saba, (near Tel Aviv),  Israel.  Leah had thought about doing this after reading about kidney donation in
    a magazine and was then forwarded a posting for someone who was in need of a kidney and got in touch with Chaya who had
    made this match.  Hospital:  Beilinson, Tel Aviv, Israel. To see a You Tube video regarding this match I made, here is the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdeQ4si0Klk.  She donated a kidney in January 2010.  Hospital:  Beilinson, Petach Tikvah,
    Israel.

  • Chaya L., of Jerusalem Israel, (formerly of the USA)  was in her early 50's when she donated a kidney to a mother of 12 from
    Israel.  This kidney donor Chaya, got in touch with this website's Chaya after seeing her posting in a Yahoo group for the person
    she ended up donating a kidney to.  She donated a kidney in March 2010.  Hospital:  Beilinson, Petach Tikvah, Israel.


  • Jordan Brough, Washington, DC - was 29 years old, father of a 1 year old when he donated a kidney to a stranger, and his
    kidney donation resulted in a 14 person kidney exchange! Jordan had heard Chaya speak on "This American Life" on NPR and
    decided he too would like to donate a kidney.  To read his story, click on "The Chain of Life:  Kidney Exchange Pools
    Doctors, Donors, Recipients."    Hospital:  George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • Rabbi Efraim Simon, Teaneck, NJ - was 41 years old, father of 9, youngest child 2 years old, when he donated a kidney to a
    stranger, a father of 10.  Rabbi Simon saw a posting Chaya had in a Jewish Yahoo group for someone who had needed a
    kidney.  To read his story, click on "Rabbi's Kidney Donation Inspires Community"  He donated a kidney in August 2009.  
    Hospital: New York Presbytarian-Cornell,  New York, NY

  • Sheva Chana W., Monroe, NY - was 40 years old, mother of 9, youngest child 1 years old,donated a kidney to a stranger,
    after seeing an ad in a newspaper for someone who needed a kidney.  She donated a kidney in October, 2008.  Hospital:  
    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

  • John Feal, Neconset, NY - was 40 years old, when he donated a kidney to a stranger as part of a 6 way kidney donor swap,   
    He donated a kidney in August, 2007.  Hospital:  Columbia Presbytarian, New York, NY.  You can read John's story on his
    website:  Fealgoodfoundation.com

  • Shmuel W., Lakewood, NJ - was 26 years old, father of 2 (youngest 1 years old)  when he donated a kidney to a stranger,
    after seeing an ad in a newspaper for someone who needed a kidney.  He donated a kidney in July, 2004.  Hospital:  National
    Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • Avrohom  P., Brooklyn, - was 25 years old, father of 3, youngest only a few months old, when he donated a kidney to a
    stranger.  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY  (Avrohom's sister-in-law and his sister-in-law's aunt also donated
    their kidney to a stranger!

  • Leah G., Brooklyn, NY - was 37 years old - mother of 6 when she donated a kidney to a stranger, after seeing an ad in a
    newspaper for someone in need of a kidney.  She donated a kidney in May 2008.  Hospital:  Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New
    York,  NY

  • Baila Teitelbaum, Brookyn, NY - was 33 years old, mother of 3, when she donated a kidney to a stranger.   Baila saw a flier I
    had hung up at a local fish store for someone in need of a kidney.  Chaya matched her up with someone who had a shoe store
    only a few doors down from that fish store! She donated a kidney in August 2007. Hospital:  Columbia Presbytarian Medical
    Center, New York, NY  Update:  Baila had her 4th child in June 2009, less than 2 years after she donated a kidney!  And years
    later, Baila's husband donated a kidney as well!

  • Lori Palatnik, Silver Spring, MD - was 48 years old, mother of 5 when she donated her kidney to a stranger.  Lori saw a
    posting for someone else I had who had needed a kidney.  Since that person wasn't well enough at the time to have a kidney
    transplant, she agreed to test for someone else. Lori donated a kidney in December 2007.  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical
    Center,  You can read a story Lori wrote about her kidney donation - click here:  "A Kidney to Give".  Lori spoke about her
    kidney donation last Summer in Israel.  To hear her speech, clic on this link:   AishAudio.com   (Please note:  This website may
    charge a fee to access her speech.)

  • Yosef Lipschutz, Brooklyn, NY - Chaya's  brother - was 50 years old when he donated a kidney to a stranger.  He donated a
    kidney to someone on my list of people in need of a kidney. He donated a kidney in March 2007.  Hospital  SUNY/Downstate
    Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Moshe M., Brooklyn, NY - was 37 years old, father of 9 children when he donated a kidney a kidney to a stranger. He had
    seen an ad in a newspaper placed by that person who he ended up donating a kidney to.  Two years after donating a kidney,
    his wife had her 10th child!  Moshe donated a kidney in December 2005.  Hospital  Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

  • Faigy, Brooklyn, NY - was 23 years old, with a 1 year old baby, when she donated a kidney to a stranger, also a result of
    seeing an ad in a Jewish newspaper placed by the person she donated a kidney to. She donated a kidney in June 2005.  Since
    her kidney donation, 2 years later, she had her 2nd child!  This family is awesome-first her brother-in-law donated a kidney, then
    she did and then her aunt!  All 3 donated kidneys to strangers!  Faigy donated a kidney in June 2005.  The person whom Faigy
    donated a kidney to, couldn't have more children before his kidney donation. However, since his kidney donation, his wife had
    another baby, approximately 2 years after receiving a kidney!  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

  • Rabbi Moskowitz, Long Island, NY - was 38 years old when he donated a kidney to a stranger after seeing an ad placed in a
    newspaper by the person he ended up donating a kidney to.  Rabbi Moskowitz is a school teacher and donated a kidney during
    the school year.  His students were awe struck. What a great example he was to his students!  He donated a kidney in 2004.
    Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

  • Baila B., Brooklyn, NY - was a 42 years old, mother of 8 when she donated a kidney to a stranger after seeing an ad in a
    newspaper for someone in need of a kidney.  She donated a kidney in May 2008.  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center, New
    York, NY

  • David Koster, Brooklyn, NY - was 55 years old when he donated a kidney to a kidney to a stranger after seeing an ad in a
    newspaper placed by someone who was in need of a kidney.  He donated a kidney in November 2003.  Hospital:  Westchester
    Medical Center, Valhalia, NY.  You could read David's story here - click on "Kidney Donor Speaks Out"  Also, see to see his
    video on You Tube click on, "The Day in the Life of a Kidney Donor"

  • Chaim B., Brooklyn, NY - was 30 years old, father of 4 when he donated a kidney to a stranger after seeing an ad in a
    newspaper.  He donated a kidney in January 2007.  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

  • Rabbi Ginsburg, Brooklyn, NY - was 38 years old when he donated a kidney to a co-worker.  He donated a kidney in 2006.  
    Hospital:  SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • David W. Brooklyn, NY - was in his 30's when he donated a kidney to a stranger as a result of seeing an ad in a newspaper
    placed by the person who was in need of a kidney.  He donated a kidney in April 2005.  Hospital:  Montefiore Medical Center,
    Bronx, NY

                                                                          
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Newsletter
                                                                August - September 2015

                                                              *  LATEST NEWS *

    MY FIRST LIVER MATCH - makes history in New York!  Yitzchok Pinkesz, 25 year old father of 2, from Brooklyn,  NY,  
    donated part of his liver to a mother of 4 from Monsey NY.  Transplant took place on July 14th at New York Presbytarian-
    Columbia. .Liver donation is very risky - much more riskier then kidney donation.  A brave young man he is!  The hospital where
    he donated part of his liver, told me that this will be the first liver match in between 2 adult strangers in their state! Yitzchok first
    contacted me 5 years ago to donate a kidney, but was turned down, because he had one pelvic kidney, In his  2nd attempt to
    save a life, he succeeded!  Yitzchok, grew up in New York, moved to Wisconsin, in 2013.

    RADIO INTERVIEW THIS MONTH!  A radio station in Detroit, contacted me that they want me to be on their radio
    program!  Will be doing the interview on August 9th.

    LATEST KIDNEY MATCH!   Congratulations to Michael Tobman, a 41 year old father of 2, from Brooklyn, NY, on his kidney
    donation in May, to former NY Councilman, Lew Fidler, also from Brooklyn.  Unlike my previous kidney matches, in which donors
    donated a kidney to a complete stranger - Michael knew Mr. Fidler, but decided to donate a kidney to him as a result of a TV  
    interview I did with Mr. Fidler about his needing a kidney. which I had posted on Mr. Fidler's Facebook page. Michael didn't want
    to reveal himself to Mr. Fidler or anyone, until he was cleared to donate a kidney to him  To view Mr. Fidler and I, TV interview on
    News12 about his needing a kidney, click here  To view the follow up TV news story announcing a donor has been found for Mr.
    Fidler, click here.

    ANOTHER KIDNEY MATCH IN THE PROCESS!   A woman from upstate New York, found me through a search in
    the internet and contacted me that she wanted to donate a kidney.  I matched her up with a father of 3 from NY and
    she is a match!   Will know any day if the donor is cleared.

    THIS WEBSITE FEATURED ON TV NEWS!  My website was years ago featured on a TV News station in Texas, however
    was no longer on their website and so never posted about this.  Recently, I found a video of this TV news cast on my website, on
    an SD card in an old camcorder that wasn't working well and was going to discard..  I downloaded it recently to You Tube. To
    watch this news cast, on my website, click here:  

    MY LATEST RADIO INTERVIEW!  I was interviewed on the Josh Hasten Show on  "The Voice Of Israel."  To hear this
    interview, titled, "It's a Match:  The Good Deed Of Kidney Donations" - click here.

    Special thanks to the organization, TRIO, (Transplant Recipients International) for supplying FREE airline tickets for my donor
    to fly in for her medical testing and then again for her surgery!!!  This great organizations website is www.trioweb.org


    MY KIDNEY DONOR WRITING A BOOK ON KIDNEY DONATION!  Bini Masin,a kidney donor from one of my kidney
    matches, will be interviewing people for her book on kidney donation. Anyone out there who donated a kidney, and would like to
    be interviewed for this book, or for those who received a kidney transplant from a living donor or deceased donor, please
    contact Bini at TeamMasin@yahoo.com.

    RADIO INTERVIEW RESULTS IN MORE LIVES BEING SAVED!   Years ago, I was on 2 shows on "This American
    Life": on NPR.  My interview resulted in numerous lives being saved and still continued to save lives after all these years!  First,
    last summer, Sophia Goode of Clinton, Washington, contacted me telling me that she donated a kidney and that she was
    inspired to do so, after hearing me on "This American Life!"  She walked into her local hospital, started a kidney chain!  The
    kidney chain she started, resulted in 4 lives being saved!  

    I also received an e-mail from MIke Koetting of a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota who told me that he was also inspired to
    donate a kidney after hearing me on this same radio program!  He contacted the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, offering to donate  a
    kidney and they matched him up with someone in need. He donated a kidney last December. And recently, weeks after donating
    a kidney, he ran about 13 miles in a Marathon!  Wow!

    My gratitude to those involved with this NPR radio program for asking me to be on their show that helped save many lives!
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    TV KIDNEY MATCH that I was a part of that happened in June 2014.:  My  last TV interview: I was on PIX11 TV news based
    in New York City, on behalf of Torrey Green from Florida, who was about 7 years on dialysis and in desperate need of a kidney.
    One of the things I mentioned in my interview, that Torrey: "he is a special person and whom ever donates a kidney to him, will
    be lucky"  Sara Toffelli, 43 years old, of Bound Brook, NJ is one of those who responded and donated a kidney to him!  What a
    wonderful person she is!  To watch this TV interview that Torrey and I were initially on when he was interviewed about his
    needing a kidney,October 2013, click here.  And here is a follow-up story on this kidney match - with Torrey and his donor that
    aired in June. Great story!  Click here
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    THIS WEBSITE inspires a man in Israel to donate a kidney!  Moshe Siegal, 49 year old father of 4 from Israel,
    informed me that he donated a kidney because of this website!  He had contacted me through Facebook, knowing that I was in
    Israel and said he wanted to thank me in person! I asked why?  He said because he was inspired ot donate a kidney to a
    stranger because of this website!  How cool is that!   ( I was already back in the USA when he said he wanted to meet me in
    person to thank me.)

    One of my last newspaper interviews:   To read the article, "Donate A Kidney To Save Your Life".- click here:  Also, a
    kidney recipient from a match I had made in Israel, was interviewed for The Jerusalem Post. I was mentioned in this article.  For
    the article, "The Human Spirit:  When One Good Deed Leads To Another" - click here.  
         
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    Personal Note: My beloved mother had passed away, in December 2012.  We were so close. She was my best friend!  A
    very special person, who did great Mitzvahs (good deeds) for decades.  Since she passed away, I took upon myself my
    mother's Mitzvah project and since then, have not been able to do as much with my kidney donation project.   I am sorry I
    won't be able to help most of the people who have contacted me who are in need of a kidney.  If anyone out there would like
    to donate a kidney - will still be matching up when I can, so please contact me.
  
    I wrote about my beloved mother, and the article was in 2 newspapers.  For the article I wrote  about her in the Hamodia, click
    here.    For the article I wrote about her in Yated Ne'eman, click here.

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    HUSBAND AND WIFE both donated a kidney to a stranger!!  First the wife - Baila Teitelbaum, 37 years old,  from
    Brooklyn, (lives a few blocks from my house,) donated a kidney years ago, as a result of a flier I hung up a couple of blocks
    away at a fish store, seeking kidney donors.  Then, her husband, Aaron, 43 years old, donated a kidney, too!  (I had only made
    the wife's kidney match). What special people they are!

    My donor donates a kidney in a kidney swap!  A father of 2, in his 40's from New Jersey,  who wishes to remain
    anonymous, donated a kidney in a kidney swap!  He contacted me that he wanted to donate a kidney, as a result of a Jewish
    internet group.   He was not a match for a man in Illinois whom I had him test for, but donated a kidney in a kidney swap through
    the National Kidney Registry.  And in return, the person I had him test for and wasn't a match for, got a kidney from someone
    else in the swap!    Swaps are the way to go for many who have a hard time finding a match!  Transplant took place at New York
    Presbytarian-  February 2013.

    Prior to that. I had another kidney match that happened, less than 2 months before.  A man in his 50's, father of 3 from New
    Jersey, who had moved to Israel some years ago donated a kidney to Enid Wurtman, a 70 year old woman, who was from
    Philadelphia who had moved to Israel decades ago. There were many news stories about her in the USA and in Israel and she
    had at least 20 donors prior and none had worked out!  Donor was a result of my posting for her in a Jewish internet group.  
    Transplant took place at Beilinson in Israel last December.

    FACEBOOK KIDNEY MATCH! I had my first Facebook kidney match!  Peter DelMasto,  a 58 year old Special Ed teacher
    from Massachussets  donated a kidney to a 71 year old man, as a result of a posting I had on one of my Facebook groups, for
    his recipient!  Transplant took place at New York Presbytarian - Columbia November 2012
                                                            
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    Donated a kidney while spending the year in Israel!   Doctor Devora Steinmetz, mother of 8, wife of a Rabbi from New
    York City, donated a kidney to a stranger in May 2012 to a 22 year old man from Israel!  Kidney transplant was in Israel.  This
    mother of 8, was spending a year in Israel decided to donate  a kidney while there!  She contacted me that she had wanted to
    donate a kidney after seeing a posting I had for the person she ended up donating a kidney to.     


    ONE OF MY LATEST INTERNET INTERVIEWS:  "The Kidney Matchmaker" -  Interview by Chabad.org.  For the
    article, click here.

    ONE OF MY  LATEST TV INTERVIEWS:  I was interviewed  for News12, Bronx.  Filming took place at Montefiore Medical
    Center in the Bronx.  Also interviewed, was a doctor with that hospital and also someone on my list who needs a kidney. I was
    also interviewed in 2010 on News12, Brooklyn.   Also interviewed,  was as a kidney recipient from a kidney match I made.  To
    watch this short interview, "Kidney Matchmaker"  click here.


    NURSE DONATES A KIDNEY!  
    Congratulations to: Yifat Levin, a 36 year old nurse, mother of 3 from Atlanta, Georgia, donated a kidney to Lauren
    Gitelson, a mother of 3 from Stony Brook, NY.  Transplant took place at New York Presbytarian-Cornell in January.   Yifat
    contacted me that she wanted to donate a kidney after seeing a posting I had in a Jewish internet group! Yifat was the 2nd
    nurse that I had who donated a kidney!

         TEACHER DONATES A KIDNEY!
    Congratulations to: Jennifer Rothstein, 39 year old teacher, mother of 2, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, donated a kidney  to
    a 13 year old girl form Brooklyn, New York. Article about this match was in the October 30, 2011 edition of the New York Daily
    News. Jennifer contacted me after seeing a posting I had in a Jewish internet group. For the article, titled, "Brooklyn Teen
    Sofia Manfredi Finds Kidney Match, Donor on Web" click here.  Transplant took place at New York Presbytarian - Cornell,
    in New York City.  This match also made the news in other newspapers as well.

    SCIENTIST DONATES A KIDNEY!
    Congratulations to: Jessica Langer, a 40 year old SCIENTIST and mother of 3, from Highland Park, NJ, donated a kidney in
    August to a 33 year old mother of 3 from Brooklyn.  Jessica donated a kidney after seeing a posting I had in a Jewish internet
    group.  Transplant took place at Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

    Congratulations to:  Marci Rapps, 57 year old mother of 4 from Israel, (who had moved there from Canada), on her kidney
    donation!  Marci donated a kidney to a mother of 6, who also had moved to Israel from Canada. Marci contacted me that she
    had wanted to donate a kidney after she saw a posting I had in a Jewish internet group in Israel, for one of 2 sisters who needed
    a kidney.  She ended up testing for both sisters and was a match for both!  Judith Abrahams, who moved to Israel from Scotland,
    ended up donating to the other sister. Both Marci and Judith have become close friends, since meeting! Transplant took place
    at Beilinson in Israel. Marci has a great modest swimwear business called MarSea Swimwear -  www.Marseamodest.com.  To
    read Marci's great interview, "Modest Swimsuit Designer Donates Kidney to a Stranger,"  click here

    Congratulations to:  Aaron Lapp, 30 year old father of  4, from New York, (formerly of New Jersey), who donated a kidney to
    a mother of 2 from Israel!  This match was made with another kidney donor, who had asked me to find a donor for this woman.  I
    had posted for her in a Jewish internet group and Aaron responded!  Transplant took place at Montefiore Medical Center, in
    New York.

    Congratulations to Judith Lowitz a 50 year old nurse of Maryland, who donated a kidney March to a woman from New York.  
    Judith was referred to me by Lori Palatnik, another kidney donor, who's kidney match I had made!  Judith did so well, thank G-d,
    was released from the hospital the next day! Surgery was held at New York Presbytarian hospital-Columbia, in New York.  
    Transplant was filmed for a major TV network documentary.

    Congratulations to Liba Bracha of Israel- formerly of the USA, on her kidney donation to a stranger! She donated a kidney
    to a father of 7.  Transplant took place at Beilinson hospital in Israel.  Liba Bracha contacted me that she wanted to donate a
    kidney, after seeing a posting I had in a Jewish Yahoo Group.  Liba means beloved and Bracha means, blessing!  She is a very
    beloved person and a blessing to society!  She certainly lives up to her name!

    Thank you to Feigie Morgenstern of New York who spoke on a radio program about kidney donation, on behalf of someone
    in desperate need of a kidney. I asked her to speak instead of me, as I knew she would do a greater job, which she did!  She
    was a 57 year old mother of 6 when she donated a kidney to a stranger. And, her niece and brother-in-law also donated a
    kidney to a stranger!  What a family!
                                      
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    Patrick Duncan of Virginia, (a Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq)  had asked me "What is a swap?"  Then
    ends up donating  a kidney in the world's largest kidney swap, in which 16 people received a kidney!  
    Patrick Duncan of Virginia, contacted me last July after seeing my Craigs List posting for Flora, a Virginia woman who needed a
    kidney.  Flora had very high antibodies and was very difficult to find a match for.  I had asked him if he wasn't a match for her, if
    he can be in a swap for her at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC - one of the hospitals that Flora was registered
    with.  Anyhow, at that time, he didn't know anything about kidney swaps, and asked me back then, "What exactly is a kidney
    swap and what does it entail?"  I explained to him in depth what it meant and Patrick got very interested in swaps based on the
    info I gave him.  Anyhow, so he joined the swap that would increase Flora's chances in getting a kidney as she was difficult to
    match, and swaps are the way to go with people who are so difficult to match up.

    In the end, I also had a kidney donor in a swap program at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.  Coincidentally, both hospitals
    had a swap for Flora. John Hopkins was the first hospital that contacted Flora that a match was found. Another donor I had in a
    swap for her at John Hopkins, Sean Mackiewicz, ended up donating a kidney to someone else in the swap, so she can get a
    kidney!  And so I told Patrick that Flora got a kidney from someone at John Hopkins and being that I asked Patrick to be in a
    swap for Flora at Georgetown University Hospital, he went ahead and donated a kidney in their swap anyhow, which ended up
    being part of a swap in which 16 people got a kidney!  Way to go, Patrick!  There was a great article written about his kidney
    swap.  To read the article, "Surgeons Swap 32 Kidneys in Largest Ever Transplant in the U.S.", click here.  To watch his
    fantastic NBC interview, click here.

        North Dakota man donated a kidney as a result of Craigs List!
    Sean Mackiewicz donated a kidney in a kidney chain that resulted in the woman he tested for and wasn't a match for, got a
    kidney as a result!   Sean was24 years old,  at the time and works in the oil fields, and is from  North Dakota (formerly of
    Colorado) and had contacted me years ago as a result of Craigs List posting I had seeking kidney donors. I asked Sean to test
    for Flora, but he was not a match for her, but agreed to be in a swap for her that would increase her chances in getting a
    kidney.  He stood by her all these years waiting for a swap to come along!  He is an amazing!  He was the 7th person to donate
    a kidney in the chain!  And because of Sean's kidney donation, an 8th person received a kidney, as part of the chain!  Sean is
    doing very well an went back to work 9 days after his kidney donation!  To watch Sean's interview "Williston Man Donates A
    Kidney", that was on KXNET (CBS-TV, N. Dakota), click here.  To read the article version of this story, click here.


         900 people show up to hear a Kidney Donor speak about her kidney donation!
    When Lori Palatnik of Maryland (who's kidney match I made, spoke in London about her kidney donation.  900 people showed
    up to hear her speak!  Wow!  Great! Not many people can get a crowd like that!


                                                       Another "Chaya" donates a kidney!  
         Chaya (Bini) Masin, Mother of 4 from Florida, donated a kidney to a father of 2!
    This was  my 4th kidney match, in which the donor who donated a kidney had the name Chaya!  Not surprising as the name
    Chaya, means life-giving!  Chaya Masin, a mother of 4 from  Florida donated a kidney to Gabriel, a father of 2 from Jerusalem.  
    The kidney transplant took place in the USA.  Chaya first contacted me when her friend was in need of a kidney. She wasn't the
    right blood type, but wanted to donate to someone else instead.  Chaya and her recipient are doing great, thank G-d! Another
    life, saved!   

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         Kidney Donor's own life saved by her kidney donation!
    Read this remarkable story, and see the great video, ''Kidney Donor's Life Saved By Surgery'' - click here
    There are many people out there who have wanted to donate a kidney, but because of the extensive medical testing one has to
    do prior to donating a kidney, people have been ruled out from donating a kidney because they found out they had a medical
    issue they didn't know about prior.  So donating a kidney can result in one's own life being saved!  In this story though,
    this woman found out she had a tumor the size of a golf ball, behind her kidney.  Doctors were able to remove it and she still was
    able to donate a kidney!  But had she not offered to donate a kidney, she may have never found out about it!   Someone once
    told me about a young man who was tested to donate a kidney to someone, and he found out from one of the tests he had
    cancer!  The cancer was removed as a result. He was no longer able to donate a kidney, but if he didn't offer to test for
    someone in need of a kidney, he may have not found out until much later on which could have been too late!        
                                                               
   
    Mother of 10 from Tsfat (Safed), Israel, donated a kidney to a father of 3!

    Chaya Ben Baruch of Jerusalem, (formerly of New York and then Alaska),  a mother of 10 children, donated a kidney last
    August to a father of 3 from Israel!  Someone in Israel who knows Chaya, saw my posting in Israel for someone in need of a
    kidney and told her about it! She is an extraordinary person.  She has one biological child with Down's Syndrome and
    adopted 3 more Down's Syndrome children abandoned at birth!  She has also launched an organization in Israel called
    Birkat Haderech  to encourage women either to keep their Down's babies, or she helps them find the babies a loving home. The
    organization keeps a list of families prepared to foster Down's babies, and contacts them when there is a baby in need of a
    home. Amazing! What a great mitzvah! Her transplant took place at Beilinson Medical Center in Israel.  To read her story, click
    here


         Mother of  3 from Monsey, NY donated a kidney to father of a young child from Israel!

    Tirtza, a mother of 3 from New York, donated a kidney to a father of a 5 year old from Jerusalem at Mt. Sinai hospital,Tirtza go in
    touch with me after seeing a posting I had in Yahoo group for someone in need of a kidney.  The man she donated a kidney to,
    is hoping that he would now be able to have more children, as he hasn't been able to when he was on dialysis!   Tirtza met the
    person she donated a kidney to, for the first time when they both came out after surgery!

         Texas man donated a kidney to a stranger, as a result of a radio program!'

    Tom O'Driscoll, of Houston Texas, donated a kidney to Carolyn B., a radio producer of Los Angeles  at Cedars Sinai Medical
    Center, Los Angeles. Tom contacted me that he wanted to donate a kidney, after hearing me on ''This American Life'' on NPR.  
    My thanks to Amanda Nathan, a kidney recipient from  San Antonio, Texas who accompanied Tom to Los Angeles for his kidney
    donation, so she can assist him during his stay at the hospital! And Amanda also arranged for Tom to stay with her relatives in
    Los Angeles for his recuperation!  Wow!  Amanda you are awesome!!!  Thank you so much!  Carolyn's new kidney is working
    great, thank G-d!


         San Francisco woman's kidney donation, ended up starting a kidney chain!

    Maggie of San Francisco, donated a kidney recently  Her kidney donation started a kidney chain!  3 people got a kidney
    as a result!  Maggie had contacted me after hearing me on ''This American Life'' on NPR and had wanted to donate a kidney.
    We met when she first came to New York, and she is awesome!  So humble and so sweet!  Anyhow, since she took a full time job
    she decided to donate locally and walked into a hospital and ended up starting a kidney chain!   Wow!  To see a video of this
    amazing person and read about her kidney donation,  ''How This American Life, Saved A Life'', click here

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    Shmuel Waldman of Lakewood, NJ, who donated a kidney, inspired his sister-in-law to donate a kidney as well!  And
    Shmuel, made her kidney match!

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    *  Congratulations to Rabbi Ephraim Simon, a father of 9 and kidney donor -  who spoke at an event in Toronto on behalf of
    people who need of a kidney, which resulted in 20 people coming forward to be tested for people in need of a kidney!  
    Wow!           
  
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    * There were  blood drives and bone marrow drives in my community and other areas of the city I live in.  People attend
    blood drives and bone marrow drives, because they want to save lives!  So I figured it may be worth going to talk to people
    about kidney donation as well! If you or a loved one is in need of a kidney, and does not have anyone to donate a kidney to
    them, it may pay to go to a community blood drive or bone marrow drive and talk to people about kidney donation.

    * I was contacted by a Canadian production company for info on kidney donation, for a TV special that was on HBO.  

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    * A special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Winston, nephrologist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY for inviting me to a
    very fascinating symposium on the organ shortage.  Dr. Winston was program chair and moderator at this event which was
    organized by the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America.

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    I had met former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg a while ago when he was still Mayor, and I mentioned to him about
    something needs to be done about the kidney shortage in New York.  I handed him a letter about my ideas for incentives to get
    more people to donate a kidney.  Yes, the kidney shortage is not just a New York problem, but a major problem in every city in
    the USA. And because of some of former Mayor Bloomberg's past reforms, New York has served as a role model for other cities
    and countries throughout the world!   So if something is done here in New York to get more people to donate a kidney to prevent
    more people from dying, whatever program he would come up with, that could help alleviate the kidney shortage not just in New
    York but perhaps in other cities in the USA as well!  Over 7,000 people are waiting for a kidney in NY alone.
                                                                                                                      
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                                                                  Congratulations to:

    * David Koster of Brooklyn, New York, who donated a kidney many years ago, inspired someone else to donate a kidney!  He is
    a car service driver and years ago spoke to this woman who was a passenger at the time, about kidney donation.  And she
    contacted David after her kidney donation recently,  and said it was because of him she donated a kidney to a stranger!  H often
    speaks to his passengers about kidney donation and others have been inspired and will hopefully others will donate a kidney as
    well.  Wow!  And all the other kidney donors who have done so much like,  Moshe M. - a father of 10 from Brooklyn, NY who
    donated a kidney to a stranger about 4 years ago, also  made his 2nd kidney match!  Another kidney donor, Shmuel W. of
    Lakewood, NJ, was a young father of 2 kids, when he donated a kidney, has made numerous kidney matches as well.  And Lori
    Palatnik, of Silver Spring, Maryland who is a mother of 5 and who also donated a kidney to a stranger, is a public speaker and
    has encouraged people as well to donate a kidney.  Wow!  This doesn't surprise me!  All of us kidney donors feel it was no big
    deal to donate a kidney and want to do so much more!  And some have!

    * Chaya L. a mother of 9 children, of Jerusalem Israel,  (yes another woman with my initials), donated a kidney to a mother of
    12!  Chaya L. had seen my posting in a Yahoo group about this mother of 12 who needed a kidney.  Donor and recipient are
    doing very well, thank G-d!  I had made her kidney match.

    *  Leah W., a mother of 12, also of Jerusalem Israel donated a kidney to a father of 2!  I had made her kidney match.  Leah had
    found out about me through a posting I had for kidney donors that was forwarded to her,and asked me to match her up with
    someone in need of a kidney, which I was happy to do!

    *  Leah S. of Brooklyn, NY donated a kidney to a father of 7!  Leah had seen a flyer I had put up for someone who was in need
    of a kidney and contacted me that she had wanted to donate a kidney.  This flyer was in a printing store in Flatbush, Brooklyn,  
    That was an old flyer, and that person had already had a kidney transplant.  Leah ended up donating a kidney to someone else
    (not through me).  She was supposed to donate a kidney years ago to her mother - but her mother had died before she was
    able to donate a kidney to her.  G-d bless Leah for doing a wonderful thing in her mother's memory.
 
    * Karen Glover, of Boston, Massachussets donated a kidney to a stranger!  Karen heard me on "This American Life" on NPR  
    and contacted me that she had wanted to donate a kidney.  I had matched her up with someone, but she was not a match.  She
    had then decided to just walk into her local hospital and donate a kidney to anyone who needed one!  Wow!   Anyhow, I spoke
    to Karen since her kidney donation and she and the person she donated a kidney to, are doing great!  She met her kidney
    recipient for the first time, 2 days after she donated a kidney to him!  Karen, way to go!  So proud of you!!!

    *Rabbi Ephraim Simon of Chabad Lubavitch, Teaneck, NJ donated a kidney to a stranger!  Rabbi Simon is a father of 10,
    youngest child is only 2 years old.  Rabbi Simon saw a posting I had in a Jewish Yahoo Group.  He is awesome. Other times he
    had seen postings that I had for people who needed a kidney - he has said to me, "What about me?"  He wanted to save the
    world!  To read his story, click on "Local Rabbi Donates Kidney To Stranger."  Also you can hear his radio interview on the
    "Donate A Kidney" page of this website - left hand side, towards bottom of the page.

    * Jordan Brough a father of a 1 year old boy donated a kidney and started a kidney chain!  Jordan heard Chaya talk on "This
    American Life" and decided to walk into a hospital to donate a kidney to anyone!  And that resulted in a 14 person kidney
    exchange!!  Jordan first met his recipient 2 weeks after donating a kidney.  Wow!  (see his picture, left) For his story, click on,
    "The Chain Of Life:  "Kidney Exchange Pools Doctors, Donors, Recipients."  Must say a hearty thank you  to his wife for
    allowing him to donate a kidney, despite having a young child!  G-d bless you!  And a great big thank you to all spouses out
    there who have allowed their spouse to donate a kidney!  They are amazing!!!

    * Nancy Murrell of Pittsburgh, PA, donated a kidney to a Stranger! I had made Nancy's kidney match.  Nancy contacted that she
    wanted to donate a kidney after hearing me on "This American  Life" on NPR, which was repeated on the air again, last
    January.   Hospital:  Mt. Sinai.  (This match will be featured on a TV documentary and has been the subject of recent newspaper
    articles and on-line websites)    BOTH NANCY & her recipient ANTHONY ARE DOING GREAT! Neither had any pain after their
    surgery! Nancy left the hospital only 1 day after her kidney donation!  And Anthony is home as well. His new kidney, which is
    working great!  Thank G-d, no more dialysis for him!  Also, congratulations to Nancy on her new website!  Check it out -
    "Kidney Mama:  A Resource for Living Kidney Donors."

            
    Other news...

    * Someone from England who needed a kidney (received one from a cadaver)  told me that a story that was written about 3
    years ago about my kidney donation and project to help others, in an England newspaper - that article has been posted for the
    past 3 years on the main board of the  Kidney Transplant Division of the Royal Free Hospital in London to encourage more
    kidney donation!

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    * Great article: "What Prospective Kidney Donors Need to Know" Excellent, must read article for anyone considering
    kidney donation. Published in the New York Daily News.  Click here  for the article.

    * Check out great  Kidney Donation article,  "Chain of Life".  Great three part multi-media series by Star Ledger-New Jersey. .  
    Click here for one of the series of articles:  From there,  you can check out the others in the series on their website:  www.nj.
    com.   See also their great video, "Kidney Transplant Chain Helps Six Patients", on their website - or on the bottom of the
    "Websites-Kidney Donors" page.

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          Kidney Drive!

    There was an article on August 4th, 2009, on an ABC-TV website, titled "I Gave Away My Kidney" which was about a woman in
    Scotland who said she donated a kidney after hearing a radio appeal asking for live donors to part with a kidney.

    Way back then I wrote, "Hmm.  I like this idea of a "Kidney Drive", as I interpreted it.  If this can happen in Scotland - why not in
    the USA???!!!!   Any ideas?"

    UPDATE:  I posted the above statement regarding this article and the idea of a Kidney Drive not long after the article came out
    in 2009. I had also e-mailed this article with “Kidney Drive” on the subject line to an organization that I know and  also e-mailed it
    that same day, to a kidney transplant coordinator and surgeon at a hospital I am very friendly with.  Kind of e-mailed it as a hint.  
    A kidney drive sounded like a nice idea. I didn't know though if this can actually be done.  Anyhow, about 6 weeks later, this
    organization had their first kidney drive! Lives are being saved as a result. Great job!  This organization is small, organization
    that does not want to be well known.  Hopefully though, other organizations will follow. And not just organizations, how about
    places of worship?  So this can be great for those who have a hard time finding a match, and in particular those who don't have
    family members to test for them or anyone eligible to be in a swap for them.

    Also, I had posted a "Kidney Donors Honor Roll" on this website since it's inception, January 2008,  to inspire others to donate a
    kidney. The organization that had their first kidney drive, had posted also a Kidney Donors Honor Roll at their kidney drive,
    listing people  in their community who have donated a kidney.  For those who would consider doing a kidney drive, this a good
    idea, for others considering kidney donation, to see that others in their community have done so. More about Kidney Drive,
    ideas, click on the "Need A Kidney" tab.


                                                                           *     *     *    *

         Are hospitals becoming too open to allowing strangers to donate a kidney? At least one hospital is.....

    Someone told me about her husband in need of a kidney.  Has numerous children.  Looking though for a stranger to donate a
    kidney instead.  I told the wife of the person in need of a kidney, that I can't help her husband.  She needs to have children
    tested.  After telling her this, I see a posting on the internet that she is looking for a kidney for her husband.  This is not right!
    Someone else's child is ok to donate a kidney to her husband, but not her own child??  

    What is also outrageous, is that the hospital where her husband is registered with, does not care whether a person gets a
    kidney from a family member or stranger. They will accept a stranger, without questioning family members to test first.   A
    coordinator at this hospital has said "We do not mandate that family be tested first......So even if they have children, it's ok for
    them to get a stranger"  Oy!

    There is a great shortage of kidneys.  And difficult for people to find a kidney donor.  Strangers should only donate a kidney to
    someone who has no family members who are not a match.  And if someone who needs a kidney has a family member who is
    not a match - they should do a swap through their hospital.  If their hospital doesn't have a swap program, they should switch to
    a hospital that does! The fact of the matter is, this particular person who doesn't want to have family members test, their hospital
    is connected with 2 swap/paired exchange programs.

    A hospital should first screen all family members of those in need of a kidney and encourage that family member to donate - and
    should only have strangers donate as a last resort, if family members are disqualified for medical or psychiatric reasons.

    Before any person considers donating a kidney to a stranger, they have the right to question that person who needs the kidney
    to find out if they have possibly any family members that can donate a kidney to them and question if there is a family member,
    why that family member cannot donate to the person who needs a kidney.  One should reserve their kidney to donate it to
    someone who has no one in their family that is a possibility.  There are plenty of such people out there that desperately need a
    kidney and have no family members that are a possiblity to donate a kidney to them.


         Hoping more lives will be saved in the near future!



    For more info, feel free to contact Chaya - using the "Contact Us" link or e-mail KidneyMitzvah@aol.com  




       


                                       
Another kidney donors picture!
Left to right:  Michael Jerry,  donated a kidney to
his girlfriend, June McGlashen, an ex NYPD cop
(see story on right.)  Photo with David Koster, who
donated a kidney to a stranger.

Photo taken at a Kidney Disease and Organ
Transplantation Forum at a Public School in Brooklyn,
NY., November 30, 2006.  Chaya was one of the
speakers at this event.
What's new?  See newsletter below,
Utah man donates a kidney, which resulted in a massive 14 person exchange!  
This Utah man,had decided to donate a kidney after hearing Chaya on "This American Life" on NPR.   For more information about this great
story, click on this article, from the Salt Lake City Tribune, click on this link in 2 parts
:  "The Chain of Life"
* LIVER MATCH  *
makes history in New York!

Congratulations to
Yitzchok Pinkesz 25 year old to a Father of 2,
who donated part of his liver to a mother of 4 saving her life!

Match made by Chaya Lipschutz More details under newsletter  below.
Nancy Murrel, after her kidney donation! Nancy
donated a kidney  to Anthony Cottman, a
stranger.  Chaya made her kidney match.

Photo taken at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC,
June 25, 2009.  Read Nancy's stories - click on:

Story
before her kidney donation and Story after
her
kidney donation   Check out her new website,
KidneyMama.com -  A  Resource for Living Kidney
Donors. For Anthony's website, click on "Kidney
Transplantation Nation.com
Ruth Schlossman, kidney donor. Chaya had
made her kidney match.  Ruth.had contacted
Chaya after hearing about Lori Palatnik's  kidney
donation - match that Chaya had made.  To read
Ruth's story,  click on:
 "Arrivals:  Ruth
Shlossman:  From New Jersey to Jerusalem"
Jordan Brough  of Washington, DC decided to
donate a kidney after hearing Chaya on "This
American Life" on NPR.  He just walked into a
hospital to donate a kidney, and his kidney
donation resulted in a 14 person kidney exchange!  
To read his story,
"Chain Of Life",  click here
Pictured with wife and young son.
Rabbi Ephraim Simon, N.J. kidney donor and father
of 9, donated kidney to stranger, father of 10.  To
read his story
, click here.  To hear a recent interview,
go to the
"Donate A Kidney" poage of this website and  
you will find it towards the bottom, left side of the page
.
Chaya had made his kidney match.
LATEST KIDNEY MATCH!  Another life saved!

Congratulations to:
Michael Tobman, father of 2 from Brooklyn, NY
donated a kidney to former NY Councilman, Lew Fidler!

Chaya's latest kidney match!  More info under Newsletter below.
THIS WEBSITE FEATURED
on the TV NEWS!
For  the video of this news story,  click here
* THIS WEBSITE SAVED A LIFE! *
MosheSiegel 49 year old father of 4 from Beit Shemesh, Israel,
contacted Chaya Lipschutz, who runs this website.
saying he donated a kidney because of this website!  Isn't  that great!!!
* CONSIDERING DONATING A KIDNEY? *
New great video with  information on kidney donation!
Click here for more info!
Maggie of San Francisco, on the left with Chaya.   
Maggie donated a kidney at her local hospital, and
started a kidney chain!  3 people so far got a
kidney!  To read her story,
'How This "American
Life Saved A Life
" click here

Maggie got in touch with Chaya that she had wanted to
donate a kidney after hearing her on "This American
Life" on  NPR.

Photo was taken when Maggie came to New York to visit.
Karen Glover of Boston, Massachussets,
contacted Chaya that she wanted to  donate a
kidney after hearing her on "This American Life on
NPR."  Chaya had her tested for someone, but she
was not a match. Karen then decided to walk into a
local hospital and ended up donating a kidney  to
the person the hospital matched her up with.
Another kidney match that Chaya made was a
result of a flier hung up in the above  
Synagogue,  Beis Medrash- D'Chasidei Karlin
Stolin, located on 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.k
Chaya receiving an award from former Kings
County (NY)  District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Photo taken at Extraordinary Women of Brooklyn
event, March 23, 2010 at Brookyn Borough Hall.
The fish store  on 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY,
where Chaya hung up a flier that resulted in a
kidney match!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Sean Mackiewicz of North Dakota,
donated a kidney through a
swap
at John Hopkins, as a result of Chaya's posting on Craigs
LIst!   He went back to work 9 days later after donating a kidney!
(See newsletter below for more details!)
Leah S. of Brooklyn, NY, donated a kidney after
seeing a flier that Chaya hung up in the store,
Advanced Copy Center, on Avenue J in Brooklyn.

Leah's mother died of kidney failure and she
donated a kidney in memory of her mother.  
Wow, G-d bless her.  What a beatuful thing to do
in one's memory.
Kidney donor, Tom O'Driscoll, of Texas,with
Carolyn, of California, the woman he donated a
kidney to.  On the right is Chaya who made their
kidney match..  Tom decided to donate a kidney
after hearing Chaya on ''This American Life'' on
NPR.
 

Photo taken when Tom & Carolyn flew to New
York and met Chaya, their kidney matchmaker!  
Photo taken April 2011 in Coney Island, Brooklyn,
NY
Chaya Ben Baruch, a mother of 9 children from
Safed, Israel, donated a kidney to a stranger.on
August 9, 2010. Chaya is from New York, now
living in Israel  She has one Down's Syndrome
child and adopted 3 more.  To read her story,
click here.   Chaya  Lipschutz made her kidney matchi
Left to right: David Koster, who donated a
kidney to a stranger, with his kidney recipient.  
You can read David's story here:
 "Kidney
Donor Speaks Out"  

To view his YouTube video, click on "The Day in
the Life of a Kidney Donor''
Sean Mackiewicz of North Dakota, donated a
kidney through a swap at John Hopkins on
October 5th, 2010.  (Chaya was involved with
this swap, See under "newsletter" on the right
for more details.)

To watch Sean's interview on a CBS-TV affiliate
in N. Dakota,
click here.  To read the article to
this story,
click here
Congratulations to
Patrick Duncan of Virginia
donated a kidneyj in one of the biggest kidney swaps
in which 16 people received a kidney!
Patrick contacted Chaya before donated a kidney
and she inspired him to join a kidney swap!  
(More info under "newsletter" below.)
Patrick Duncan, with the person he donated a
kidney to. Patirck donated a kidney in the 2nd
largest kidney swap in US history in which 16
people received a kidney!  To read about this
swap,
click here.

Photo taken at Georgetown University Hospital,
Washington, DC
Picture of all 32 kidney donors and their recipients
one of  the worlds biggest kidney swap! (Patrick
Duncan is in the center)
83 YEAR OLD MAN  
donated a kidney!
For the article, click here
Aaron Lapp, kidney donor and  father of 4 from
Monsey, NY, donated a kidney to Tali, a mother of
2 from Israel, June 201
1

This is a kidney match that Chaya had made with
another kidney donor who had asked Chaya to find a
match for Tali.  Aaron responded to a posting Chaya
had, seeking a kidney donor for Tali.  Aaron is the owner
of a Teaneck business called KozyKitchens.com.  Photo
taken on July 4th, 2011 at Aaron's home.
Jennifer Rothstein, donated a kidney to a
stranger. Chaya made her kidney match.

Jennifer donated a kidney on November 1, 2011.  To
read a story about her kidney donation,
click here
Husband & wife donates a kidney!Sherry & Mike
Whisler of Iowa, with Mike's kidney recipient.

For the article, "Couple Feel Call To Give Kidneys",
click here
HUSBAND & WIFE
DONATED A KIDNEY!
For the story, of this amazing couple,
click here  (Note: This article was written  
before the husband donated his kidney)
Chaya's TV Interiew,
"Kidney Matchmaker"
on News12, Brooklyn
November 6, 2010
Transplant surgeon donated a kidney to his
mother!   Dr. Asim Syed, left, with his mother
and father
.

For the article
"Transplant Surgeon Becomes First
Ever To Donate His Own Kidney"
, click here
Rabbi Ari Sytner, kidney donor with his wife, kids
and on the right, his kidney recipient.  Rabbi
Sytner contacted Chaya that he wanted to donate
a kidney, after reading about her in a magazine
and Chaya put him in touch with someone who
knew about this woman who needed a kidney.

Rabbi Sytner donated a kidney in December
2011.  To read  his story,
click here
Marci Rapps, mother of 5, who donated a kidney to
a stranger.  Marci is a donor from one of the
kidney matches Chaya was involved with.    

To read one of Marci's interviews, click on:
 
"MarSea Swimwear Makes A Splash in Modest
Fashion"
Sophia Goode, of Washington state, donated a
kidney after hearing Chaya on the radio!  She
walked into a local hospital, and started a kidney
chain! 4 people got a kidney as a result!

Pictured, is Sophia on the left with her daughter
Yifat Levin,, a nurse and mother of 3, donated a
kidney to stranger.  Chaya made her kidney
match.

Pictured is Yifat with her husband and one of her
kids.
Michael Koetting of Minnesota, inspired to donate a
kidney, after hearing Chaya on the radio, contacted a
hospital in Minnesotaand donated a kidney to a stranger,
matched up by the hospital!    Pictured is Michael at the
Mayo Clinic hospital, only hours after donating a kidney!  
And Michael ran a 13.1 mile marathon only about 6
weeks after donating a kidney!
Dr.Rekha Rao of Washington, DC,, a friend of Chaya's,
donated a kidney!  Rao is an Internist
This website was featured
on ABC-TV affiliate
KRGV, Rio Grande Valley, Texas,
April 26 2009
Doctor, a nephrologist, donated a kidney to
her patient to get him off dialysis
!

Left to right: Dr. Rita McGill, with her kidney
recipient, her patient Dan Case.  To read their
story,
click here.
Mike Koettting, kidney donor running in a 13.1 mile
marathon, only 6 weeks after his kidney donation!

Mike was inspired to donated a kidney in 2014 after
hearing Chaya 's interview on "This Ameriican Life"
on NPR.
Moish Siegel, on the left, a father of 4 from Bei
Shemesh,Israel, informed Chaya that he donated
a kidney as a result of this website!  Great!!!
Yitzchok Pinkesz, father of 2, from Brooklyn, NY,
donated part of his liver to a mother of 4!   Liver
match that made history in New York as the first
liver match between 2 adult strangers in New
York!   Match made by Chaya
 Note:  Yitzchok now
living in Wisconsin, had moved there 2 years ago.