Dr. Paul Merlis Needs a Kidney- Learn About Donation Event

July 31, 2022 Atlanta Free
Kidney Donation

Dr. Paul Merlis, a recently retired emergency physician and member of the Atlanta Jewish community since 1984, needs a kidney transplant. Could you be the match? Come learn more about live kidney donation and get swabbed. Pizza and refreshments will be served at 7PM with remarks by recent kidney donor Rabbi Chatzkel Freundlich, along with a discussion on FAQs of kidney donation starting at 7:15.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit a cheek swab to see if you could be a potential match for Dr. Merlis, please email RN25541@Renewal.org to start the process. Live kidney donation is done laparoscopically with minimal scarring and a typical recovery time of 2-4 weeks with no long term dietary changes or medication.

Please visit the link for a video on kidney donation


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Sunday, July 31, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congregation Beth Jacob
1855 Lavista Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329
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