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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Putnam: Yantee Slobert seeks critical transplant

Democrat and Chronicle | Caurie Putman

Yankee Slobert

There is something critically important the Slobert family of Henrietta wants you to know: Checking the little box on your driver’s license to become an organ donor is one of the biggest things you can do.

On any given day, an average of 79 Americans receive an organ transplant and, sadly, 22 die waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.

Yantee Slobert, like about 123,000 other people in the U.S., is currently on the waiting list.

On Sept. 23, 2014, a biopsy confirmed that Yantee, the director of St. John Fisher College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, has end-stage (stage 5) renal failure and needs a kidney transplant as soon as possible.

“It was a huge, huge shock,” said Yantee’s wife, Rachel Slobert. “The air just got completely sucked out of the room.” Continue reading

 

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