January 2013

Pittsburgh, Penn., Jan. 10, 2013 – Growing up, sisters share many things—rooms, clothes, friends, secrets. But these sisters will share a lifelong bond that will literally save a life.

In 2007, after the birth of her third child, Geri Whalen, 33, learned she had developed kidney disease. Although she has no family history of this illness, she has battled diabetes since she was 9. Doctors say a kidney/pancreas transplant is essential to her survival.

For more information, contact:
Emily Joyner, Director of Communications
E-mail: ejoyner@transplants.org

Lakeland, Fla., Jan. 9, 2012 – Christine Curti, 49, was born with only one kidney, and now that kidney is failing, as she suffers from end-stage renal disease. Doctors say a kidney transplant is essential to her survival, and she has been enduring daily, nine-hour dialysis treatments for more than two years.