Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easton officer gets crucial kidney donation

My Eastern Shore MD | Katie Willis
PHOTO BY BETHANY ZIEGLER, Chance for a 'second life'
Master Pfc. Lenox Trams from the Easton Police Department will undergo a kidney transplant Friday, March 18. His co-worker, Jill Garvey, a management assistant with the Easton Police Department, is donating one of her kidneys to Trams.

EASTON — On Friday, March 18, Master Pfc. Lenox Trams is set to receive what he considers to be his second chance at life from his co-worker, Jill Garvey — a new kidney.

Trams, who grew up in Chestertown, has been with the Easton Police Department for the past 17 years. Despite being in end-stage renal failure, he can still be found on bike patrol for the department.

He said he was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2002, at the age of 27, and at the time, his kidneys were functioning at about 50 percent.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, Trams’ 40th birthday, he said he was home, having recently injured his knee on the job. He said he noticed his pulse was high, about 100 beats per minute, while resting. Later, unable to sleep, he said he could feel his pulse throbbing in his ears and the back of his head.

On Thursday, November 4, 2015, Trams said he visited his doctor, Dr. Anish Hinduja, at the Kidney Health Center in Easton, to try to schedule an appointment. Continue reading
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