Kidney transplant recipient providing care packages for other patients like him

An Iowa man is hoping to uplift others that are going through kidney issues after he experienced his own.Shane Blanchard has undergone three kidney transplants and was inspired to help those like him.On Monday, Blanchard and his coworkers packed care packages to be distributed later this week to dialysis centers.Blanchard said when he first received his diagnosis, he felt lost but now his goal is to remind others going through the same health struggles that they are not alone.”It’s really to help those on Dialysis just to make time go by a little smoother and to help them be a little more comfortable. And there’s a little bit of educational material that’s a part of this as well,” Blanchard said. Blanchard has also gone on to create a nonprofit Called the ‘Midwest Kidney Warriors.’ Their goal is to advocate for patients and connect them to donors.

An Iowa man is hoping to uplift others that are going through kidney issues after he experienced his own.

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Shane Blanchard has undergone three kidney transplants and was inspired to help those like him.

On Monday, Blanchard and his coworkers packed care packages to be distributed later this week to dialysis centers.

Blanchard said when he first received his diagnosis, he felt lost but now his goal is to remind others going through the same health struggles that they are not alone.

“It’s really to help those on Dialysis just to make time go by a little smoother and to help them be a little more comfortable. And there’s a little bit of educational material that’s a part of this as well,” Blanchard said.

Blanchard has also gone on to create a nonprofit Called the ‘Midwest Kidney Warriors.’ Their goal is to advocate for patients and connect them to donors.

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