Denison man waits for organ transplant

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

SHERMAN, TX-There are more than 100-thousand Americans waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and one of them is a man from Denison.
Jessie Jordan was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2010 and doctors said a kidney transplant is critical for him to survive. Jordan said costs for a transplant can be as much as $200,000 which has caused a financial strain.

"It's really been hard on everybody especially her with her having to help me with everything. I can't work, I'm on disability," he said.

If you would like to help, Buffalo Wild Wings in Sherman will donate 10-percent of its sales every first Monday in June, July and August.


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  • by :) on May 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
    The doctors around this area do lithotomies and lithotripsies. This is not a difficult procedure. It's removing kidney stones. So your friend might want to find a different urologist. This is done often at TMC,
  • by Donna C Location: Denison on May 28, 2012 at 02:07 PM
    My mother was an organ donor & helped several folks. I too am an organ donor as its listed on my drivers lic
  • by Melanie Location: Denison on May 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM
    I love Jessie... he is a great guy... he and his family need this so badly, I hope everyone that can pitches in.
  • by David J Undis Location: Nashville on May 27, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    Your story about Jessie Jordan and Organ Donation highlighted the tragic shortage of human organs for transplant operations. Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. Everyone who is willing to receive should be willing to give. Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition. LifeSharers has over 15,000 members as of this writing, including 1210 members in Texas.
  • by Katey Location: Denison on May 26, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    You can learn more about Jessie and the National Foundation for Transplants at www.transplants.com you can make donations here also. NFT is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps transplant patients raise funds for medical and other related expences. We are so greatful for all the support and generosity from this community. The support from our family and friends means so much to us!
  • by Just me Location: Sherman on May 26, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    Its bad when the hospitals don't have the equipment to do surgery.I know somebody that needs surgery.they live in pain all the time.The dr up here sent them to another big hospital and dr office they didn't even do the surgery.They need a Percutaneous nephrolithotomy done but Sherman and Denison hospitals don't have the right equipment supposedly. or its just excuse cause they have Medicaid.If they don't get the surgery they will need a kidney probably..sorry about this...Poor guy i understand i wish the medical services and health care was better ...I wonder when he gets this organ if Tmc or Wnj will do it. or they dr will send him to a bigger hospital cause he don't have money or they supposedly dont have the tools to do it.
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