James L

James L

I am a young father of Indigenous heritage who enjoys playing baseball, bowling, and playing at the local park with my five children (one boy and four girls) ages 4-17.

I also practice marshal arts, and love being outdoors including camping and going to the beach and camp in the summer (when I’m not too tired).

I am a pretty quiet person and it can be hard to talk for me to talk about my kidney disease. Some people in my life have offered to be living donors but, unfortunately, are not healthy enough to donate.

To find out more, please contact me or the London Health Sciences Centre Living Donor Program a 519-663-3552 or

New Hamburg, Ontario

Age: 40

Blood Type: O+

Currently in active transplant status looking for a donor.

Reason for kidney failure: Genetic kidney disease, eg PKD, FSGS, etc., Acute kidney failure due to accident or illness

Current kidney function: I have been told I will need dialysis in roughly the next two years and am hoping for a pre-emptive transplant before I need dialysis.