Health & Wellness

While Geri Waits For A Kidney, This Is What's Saving Her Life

Marty visits Geri Whalen during her morning dialysis. This is part of her Monday, Wednesday, and Friday routine every week until she gets a new kidney


Hey folks, last week I introduced you to a young woman that just melts your heart. Geri Whalen is the sweetest thing and her sister Sondra nominated her for one of our Cake Walks.

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I just had to go back to talk to her and see what she goes through three times a week. Here is our discussion while she was getting dialysis:

It's a 4-hour process she has to endure every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday otherwise she would die. Geri has been waiting for a kidney donor to be found for the last 3 years.

Geri shows Marty the dialysis machine and filter that cleans her blood three times a week.

Here's how to find out if you match with Geri or others waiting for lifesaving transplants:

  • AHN Transplant Institute, Kidney Donor Program. 412-359-4441
  • Geri's Journey at the National Foundation for Transplants website

The back window of her sister's van carries this message. You can email for a response back with more information on Geri's condition and history.

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