This is not a joke. This is not a hoax. This is a real person, a 31-year-old woman from Long Island, who is engaged to be married in October, and who led a 345-city tour to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation, whose liver suddenly failed this week, and who needs a complete liver transplant (Type A or O) to survive.

There are very few of us who might be able to help in finding a liver. But if you know someone who can help, contact liverforalife@yahoo.com or go to http://helpshari.typepad.com. Link to the blog, send emails to your friends, send notes of support to her friends and family (via the blog)–do whatever you can.

And if nothing else, pray.

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Esther Kustanowitz

For more posts by Esther, see EstherK.com, MyUrbanKvetch.com and JDatersAnonymous.com.

7 Comments

  • I am 42, blood type A+, in good health, have donated a kidney four years ago and would be willing to be tested to see if there is compatibility. I live on Long Island as well. My e-mail is above and my cell is 516 220 7177. Is this an immediate need or is there a time frame for survival? Are you affiliated with a specific hospital? My surgery was done at Montefiore hospital in the Bronx. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  • I am willing to be tested. I am A+, 42. in good health, have donated a kidney four yers ago. I also live on Long Island.

  • A few facts about liver transplantation

    * Only cure for advanced stages of cirrhosis
    * Can be done by donation by a brain dead person or by a close relative with matching blood group
    * Done in time, it carries 80% success rate
    * Close follow up is essential after transplant
    * Life can be completely normal after transplant

  • Good afternoon,
    My name is Roberto, I have 33 years and I am from Romania but I live in Spain.
    I have blood type, A2+ positive, height 1.80, weight 86 kg, I am healthy, with the analysis made in may 2011. With the result: Apt, clinical to donate and willing to travel.
    If you steel need an Angel, can contact me by e-mail : atsigan@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

    Your Sincerly,
    Roberto.

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