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Local in Need of Kidney

Photo above: Tom Nardini pictured with his six granddaughters

Tom Nardini, who is known for his philanthropic work for Robert Wood Johnson in East Brunswick, St. Mary’s Church in Colts Neck, ALS, MS, juvenile diabetes, and the Parker Clinic in Red Bank, is in need of a kidney transplant. Tom has a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys and is looking for an immediate donor. If you are willing to be tested as a donor match, call either his son Tom at 732.567.8945 or the Kidney Institute at 212.746.3922. You may keep your donation anonymous should you choose.

Nicole Stefano, Tom’s daughter, explains the surgery is no longer radical and normally done through a non-invasive laparoscopic procedure. The family has been tested, and for various reasons, are unsuitable matches. Tom has always been a big proponent of organ donations and taught his children at young ages the importance of checking the box for donations on their licenses. The difficulty with kidney donations is that the donation must come from a living, healthy donor and there is a seven-to-ten year waiting list for a kidney.

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