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Morris County bank teller in desperate need of a kidney donor

ROCKAWAY, NJ (Morris County) – A local bank teller, Jigisha Desai, is in desperate need of a kidney donor.

Desai has been working at the same bank for over 21 years and has been a dedicated employee, but now she is facing a life-threatening situation. She has been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and is in urgent need of a kidney transplant.

Desai, 55, of Rockaway has lived with chronic kidney disease for 20 years. Jigisha found out about her condition by accident when she had to have surgery for another health issue.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) came with lots of symptoms and challenges. Jigisha has been pushing herself through all the adversities, including health, financial, emotional, physical, raising two children, and so much more.

At about the age of 36, Jigisha developed chronic arthritis issues and needed a knee replacement. However, the doctors felt at that age it was best for her to have gel knee injections every 6 months. She could not take any painkillers due to kidney disease.

Needless to say, Jigisha has lived with pain and extreme fatigue all her life. It has taken a toll on her family as well. She is now at the stage where she needs a living kidney donor and a kidney transplant.

Jigisha is listed at St. Barnabas in Livingston, NJ and her transplant coordinator is Allison Moorman at 973-322-5028. Her blood type is O+, and St. Barnabas does participate in the paired exchange program. Fill out the living donor referral form and include donor for Jigisha Desai.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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