Hello, my name is William ‘Kent’ Palmerton. I live in Carmichael, CA (which borders Sacramento just to the east). My family has a history of kidney disease and despite everything I’ve done over the years to stay healthy, my kidneys have failed.

I’m in dialysis three days a week and I need a transplant, preferably from a living donor. The situation is urgent. The wait for a deceased donor is between 6- 10 years away and often not nearly as successful as a donation from a living donor.

Have you ever considered becoming a living donor?
You can give the gift of life to me and make a tremendous difference to the quality of life to everyone who knows or depends on me. 

I have two children of my own and my wife, her son and his wife are all impacted by my disease. I want to be there for my wife, my kids and one day, my grandkids. We would be forever grateful for your donation.

How can you help? Just click on the button below, watch a video, tell your friends, or fill out a questionnaire. All costs are covered, and you can make a real difference.

I am registered at Univ. of California Davis Hospital kidney transplant division.

Video: Kent’s Story

Meet Kent and hear him
tell about his journey in
his own words.

UC DAVIS HOSPITAL

SIX WAY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
PERFORMED AT U.C. DAVIS.
SINGLE DONOR TRIGGERS MULTIPLE TRANSPLANTS VIA ‘PAIRED EXCHANGE’ APPROACH.

UC Davis Health has been a leader in the field of minimally invasive kidney recovery for living donation and recently the Kidney Transplant Program at the Medical Center ranked No. 7 in the country for total volume of kidney transplants and No. 1 in California for total number of deceased donor kidney transplants.

INFORMATION VIDEOS

KIDNEY DONATION & TRANSPLANT REQUIREMENTS
Dr. Miguel Tan of the Piedmont Transplant Institute in Atlanta explains that, in kidney transplantation, two important factors determine compatibility from a donor to a recipient
WHAT IS KIDNEY PAIRED DONATION
Kidney paired donation, KPD, is an option for kidney transplant candidates with an incompatible living donor.
NLDAC GIVING DONOR SUPPORT PROGRAM

Learn about support for people considering living organ donation. NLDAC helps eligible donors with travel, lost wages, and dependent care costs. 

THE GIFT OF LIFE ( LIVING KIDNEY DONOR)

UCSF Medical Center has performed more kidney transplants than any other hospital in the world. Learn more about kidney transplants at UCSF at http://www.ucsfhealth.org/clinics/kid…

WHY TRANSPLANT IS BETTER THAN DIALYSIS

Dr. James Lim, transplant surgeon at Centura Transplant discusses dialysis and kidney transplant. To learn more about Centura Transplant and kidney transplantation visit: https://www.centura.org/locations/cen…

DONATING A KIDNEY TO A STRANGER

Watch the personal story of Hendrik Gerrits as he donates his kidney to a stranger, setting off a kidney donor chain that becomes a life-changing experience for him, as well as the transplant recipient involved.

CHAIN OF TRANSPLANTS GIVES LIFE TO TEACHER

Nearly 100,000 Americans are on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. For one Minnesota woman, finding a match appeared to be hopeless. She had a 1 in 3,000 chance …

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CHAINS ( MEGAN KELLY TODAY)

Kidney transplant chains enable willing donors to give kidneys to strangers as long as they’re a good match. Megyn Kelly welcomes members of a transplant chain that’s 46 donors long…

KIDNEY DONATION ‘CHAIN’ HELPS SAVE 7 LIVES

The “act of love,” that happened on Valentine’s Day, has given the gift of life.

How You Can Help
How You Can Help
  1. Complete the donor questionnaire on UC Davis website.
    * When filling out the questionnaire, it will ask you to choose either ‘named recipient’ or ‘altruistic’. Choose ‘named recipient’ and then on the next page you would enter my name, William Kent Palmerton.
  2. After you complete questionnaire, you should hear back from the UC Davis Medical Team in 2-3 days.
  3. The UC Davis Medical Team will explain the next steps and answer all your questions about living kidney donation.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

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