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Thursday, May 26, 2016


SOUTH SEATTLE EMERALD | Regina Sassoon Friedland
During a routine check-up in 2006, South Seattle’s Albert Behar learned that his kidneys were no longer functioning properly. He kept up with regular visits to his nephrologist and made the recommended dietary changes.

Two years later, Behar’s health had declined. He was faced with the choice of beginning dialysis or starting the process of being a kidney transplant recipient. He asked to be enrolled in the Organ Transplant Waiting List. When he shared this with his family, they learned the waiting list was long and that transplant recipients have a higher success rate if surgery is done prior to the start of dialysis.

Two of Behar’s children wanted to see if they could be compatible donors for their father. His daughter, Lea Hanan, would go through the screening process first. She was a match, but first needed to lose some weight to be eligible to donate. She hit the gym and carefully watched her diet, losing the necessary 35 pounds to be cleared as a donor. Continue reading
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