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Brian's Transplant Story

Brian ClayBrian Clay has been waiting for a kidney transplant since 2008.  He feels strongly that maintaining Memphis' access to organs is critical for him and other local patients. 

I was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure in 2008, and have been on dialysis ever since.  It's affected my friendships and relationships tremendously.  I'm at home a lot--I don't get to spend the time with friends that I'd like to.  I spend a lot of time being sick.  Just last week I was in the emergency room again with a blood pressure of 290/210.

Being in renal failure has put a hold on many of my dreams.  I'm a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College here in Memphis, and I attended law school with the idea that I would move to Washington DC and become a lobbyist.  Now I'm not able to work full-time because of my illness.

This loss of access to organs would be a terrible thing for Memphis.  There's a lot of talent in this city that can make a major impact, and people can't do that if they're stuck in dialysis.  We need to favor the waiver.  We need to save lives.  We don't have time to wait.

To show your support for patients like Brian, click here and leave a comment stating that you support Methodist Healthcare's application for a waiver to maintain access to organs from across Tennessee.