Dear Wonderful Donors,
After five months, the Bionic Kidney Campaign has come to a close. Your warmth, your generosity, and your unbelievable outpouring of support has been nothing short of inspirational. You’ve enveloped me in hope, and that’s no small gift.
Through sharing The Kidney Project's work and my mother’s story, you created much-needed awareness about End Stage Kidney Disease, and you sparked action within your communities that led 308 donors to raise a total of $38,628 for this important research. YOU did that! You made that happen, and your efforts will positively impact countless patients and their families. I’m bursting with gratitude for your help. And I’m not the only one!
UCSF and the entire Kidney Project team is immensely grateful for your gift. Your contributions will support their upcoming first-in-human clinical trial of the hemofilter component. Specifically, your donations will be used to complete the sterilization services on The Kidney Project’s devices. The intricate geometries of the device require precise and thorough sterilization by certified experts. Full batch sterilization can cost upwards of $20,000.
Thanks to your contributions, The Kidney Project will be able to seamlessly send their devices for sterilization after machining, which will streamline their timeline for the trials. In short, you’re helping this talented team of researchers do their work faster, which means we can start saving lives sooner!
Thank you for playing a role in this cause. Thank you for being a stand for the many, many people like my mom who are desperately waiting for a better solution to End Stage Kidney Disease.
Though the campaign has ended, my commitment to find a donor for my amazing mom and support a permanent solution for ESRD has not. I plan to be an advocate and a voice for these important causes, now and in the future. I’d love to have you by my side, so please reach out and get involved!
You’ve shown me that warm, caring, generous friends are all around me. I’ve never seen more clearly than I do right now, the profound, lasting difference we can make in people’s lives when we come together.
While UCSF’s forward-thinking research continues, it is possible to save my mother’s life right now. Please consider getting tested to see if you could be a living kidney donor match for her! You can learn more at https://www.kidneyforbarbara.com/.
With love and gratitude,