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January 24, 2009 · 0 comments
Jazz writer James Hale posts on his blog that tenor saxophonist David S. Ware needs a kidney transplant. Ware has undergone self-administered dialysis for several years, which has allowed him to continue to travel and perform. Lately, however, the situation has reached the point where a transplant is, according to Ware's manager Steven Joerg, "the only viable option for his survival."
Many of Ware's friends and family have come forward, but to this point none of them are a match. A viable donor must be under 60 years of age, cannot have diabetes or high blood pressure, must be in general good health, and must have type O blood (either O+ or O- is fine).
The transplant would take place at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Willing and able potential donors should get in touch with Joerg as soon as possible. He can be reached by telephone at 718 854 2387 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will then get them directly in touch with the Kidney Transplant Center at RWJU Hospital to begin the screening process.
Davis S. Ware is one of the strongest and most creative jazz musicians of our time. We need him to stick around. If you can help, please get in touch with Steven.
This blog entry posted by Chris Kelsey.