22 people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting 7 to 9 years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen by finding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. Many patients receive their transplant through MatchingDonors.com within only six months of signing up on the website.
Sergio Rosenblat, a giant in the Latin Music Community and a Former Latin Grammy Executive Director needs a lifesaving kidney transplant. Can you help him?
Paul Dooley CEO and Founder of the 501c3 nonprofit organization MatchingDonors.com said “Sergio, a 70-year-old Former Latin Grammy Executive Director needs a lifesaving kidney donor ASAP. Though he is a giant in the Latin Music Industry, working with Julio Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Luis Miguel, Don Francisco, and many others, Sergio humbly describes himself on MatchingDonors.com as “I am a father of 5 and also a grandfather (Zeide) to 4 adorable little ones, who currently live in Georgia. I have been with my wife for 25 years. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the U.S. at a very young age. I live in South Florida now.” We have an urgent plea for people to register as kidney donors on MatchingDonors.com to see if they are a match to help save Sergio.”
When Sergio’s family put his profile on MatchingDonors.com they wrote:
Sergio needs a new kidney, as his Creatinine levels have been consistently increasing, causing his kidney to slowly lose its function consequently, leading to constant fatigue and recent hospital visits.
Sergio is a father of five wonderful children and has been with his wife for 25 years. He is also a proud grandfather (“Zeide”) to 4 adorable little ones, who currently live in Georgia. His family, his children, his grand kids, and his godson mean the world to him, as well as his extended family and friends. Sergio is definitely a family man.
Sergio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States at a very young age, and grew up in Flushing, New York. In 1980, he moved to South Florida and has been living in the Parkland/Coral Springs area for over 20 years with his wife, Lissette, who is Cuban-American, and together they share his two youngest kids, 15 and 20.
He is an avid New York Rangers ice hockey fan but is also partial to the Florida Panthers, as his two youngest kids are huge fans. He has shared his love of hockey with all of his kids – all three of his sons play hockey and his daughters are hockey fans as well.
The majority of Sergio’s career has been spent in the music entertainment business having started out in marketing and promotion with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine and worked with some of the industry’s greatest Latin musical talent throughout the years, as the general manager for a Latin music label. He is also very active in the community, as an advocate for gun reform and safety, as his youngest daughter is a survivor of the Parkland school shooting. His goal is to bring about awareness for school and gun safety and to help prevent tragedies like the one in Parkland from happening again.
Sergio loves life, is passionate about protecting his loved ones, is a music lover, is a voracious reader and loves all things history. He is a loyal family man, who adores his grand kids, and spending time with his best friends, who he has known since his late teen years. He also spent many years as a hockey dad helping coach youth hockey at the local ice rink. He has been a coach and mentor to many.
Sergio hopes to be well enough to visit his grandkids for the holidays and make special memories with them.
MatchingDonors.com will help with many of the funds needed for Sergio to get his lifesaving kidney transplant and living organ donor and will also be helping with expenses for the kidney donor and their support person, including their travel, transportation, food, lodging and lost wages.
In 2004, MatchingDonors.com became the first organization in the world to facilitate an organ transplant through the Internet. Now with over 1,900 representatives the award-winning non-profit organization, based in Canton, MA, has become the most successful nonprofit organization that is finding living altruistic organ donors for patients needing lifesaving organ transplants.
Since the inception of MatchingDonors.com, directed living organ donations has increased to historic numbers. MatchingDonors.com is now the largest living donor organization in the United States.
We believe that if more people were better educated on the ability to be a living organ donor, and we add in the personal communication between potential organ donors and patients needing an organ, the number of donors will increase and so will the probability of a patient receiving their much-needed organ. We already have over 15,000 potential donors on our site waiting to find patients needing organs”, said Paul Dooley, MatchingDonors.com CEO and Founder. “MatchingDonors.com is the most comprehensive searching system available. Other organizations concentrate mainly on the passive anonymous portion of finding organ donors – leaving little or no communication between patients and potential donors.”
More about MatchingDonors.com and Organ transplantation in the United States
In 2004, MatchingDonors.com became the first organization in the world to facilitate an organ transplant through the Internet. Since launching in 2004, MatchingDonors.com has made historic strides in saving the lives of people needing organ transplants, and increasing living organ donation in the United States. MatchingDonors.com has won many awards and commendations for the work they do.
Now with over 1,900 representatives the award-winning non-profit organization, based in Canton, MA, has become the most successful nonprofit organization that is finding living altruistic for patients needing lifesaving organ transplants. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
1. Every day in the United States 22 people die waiting 7-15 years on the government’s invitee-only national organ transplant waiting list for a deceased organ transplant that will most likely never come.
2. While an additional 253 people die every day needing an organ transplant, but they were not allowed on the government’s list because they were too poor, too old, or too sick to be considered a “good candidate for a transplant.”
3. A new patient’s name is added to this national organ transplant waiting list every 13 minutes.
The team at MatchingDonors.com has been working hard for the past eighteen years to make sure that does not happen anymore by finding lifesaving living organ donors for people who need transplants.
1. Many patients get their transplant through MatchingDonors.com within only 6 months, or less, of signing up on MatchingDonors.com, rather than waiting 7 to 15 years on the government’s deceased donor list.
a. As of December 7, 2022, the waiting list for organ transplants in the United States from the government’s deceased donor list has grown to more than 105,579 people waiting for an organ transplant, and 35,445 people received transplants from Jan 2022 to November 16, 2022.
2. MatchingDonors.com has helped thousands of patients get their matched donors through MatchingDonors.com and have helped over 10,000 patients through their transplant journey.
3. MatchingDonors.com is America’s largest living organ donor registry. Many new organ donors register themselves on MatchingDonors.com daily.
a. MatchingDonors.com has over 15,000 vetted registered living altruistic organ donors, and growing daily,
b. MatchingDonors.com also has over 4,000 vetted registered living altruistic organ donors that are willing to be incompatible donors in paired exchanges or chains and growing daily.
c. On average 3 to 26 new potential donors register on MatchingDonors.com daily.
d. About 98% of our donors are from the United States. The other 2% are from Canada or the United Kingdom.
4. Patients and Potential Organ Donors on MatchingDonors.com register themselves after finding out about MatchingDonors.com through television shows, the press, our multimillion-dollar Public Service campaign and through their doctor.
5. MatchingDonors.com has many celebrity endorsers including Tom Brady and Jon Bon Jovi.
6. MatchingDonors.com is rated as A+ with the Better Business Bureau
7. MatchingDonors.com has made many medical historic strides in organ transplantation.
8. The MatchingDonors.com team has received many accolades and awards.
9. MatchingDonors.com can get over 1.5 million visits in a month.
A. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c nonprofit organization run by a small staff in Canton, Massachusetts, and supported by its over 1,900 representatives, 300 volunteers, and advocates, and advisors. MatchingDonors.com volunteers, advocates and advisors consist of many prominent medical, business, television, entertainment, and political professionals in the world.
B. MatchingDonors.com has become the most successful nonprofit, award-winning organization in the world that is improving those odds by finding living, altruistic organ donors for patients needing organ transplants. MatchingDonors.com is NOT an invitee-only list; everyone needing an organ transplant is allowed on our list regardless if they are poor, old, or sick. As long as a patient is registered at a transplant hospital in the United States willing to perform the transplant operation, everyone is considered a “good candidate for a transplant” with MatchingDonors.com.
C. It is a federal criminal offense to pay anyone for them to donate an organ to them. Organ donors cannot be paid anything for their donation, except for food, lodging and transportation to and from testing and surgery.
D. MatchingDonors.com vets all donors that register on the website before they can contact our patients.
E. MatchingDonors.com’s quest is to save the lives of patients waiting for a kidney, lung, or liver transplant.
Hispanic/Latino disparities in receiving organ transplants in the United States.
In the United States Hispanic/Latino patients with end-stage renal disease are disproportionately less likely to get a kidney transplant, and specifically, a living donor kidney transplant (LDKT), compared to non-Hispanic whites. Accordingly, without LDKTs, Hispanics experience longer transplant waiting times, shorter patient and graft survival, and worse quality of life. Cultural beliefs and linguistic barriers contribute to the disparity in LDKTs.
The shortage of organs for kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is magnified in Hispanics/Latin Americans. Hispanics have a disproportionately higher prevalence of ESRD, yet receive fewer kidney transplants compared to non-Hispanic whites. Living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) is the treatment of choice for ESRD as it confers better patient and graft survival, shorter waiting time, and better quality of life than deceased donor kidney transplantation. However, compared to their representation on the government’s waiting list, fewer Hispanics received a LDKT than non-Hispanic whites 4% versus 10%. Barriers to LDKT for Hispanics include: lack of knowledge, cultural concerns, and language barriers. The disparity will likely worsen without intervention as Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US.