MORRISTOWN, NJ - It has been two years since Harding resident and Atlantic Health EMS employee, Reid Cappel, turned to the community to ask for help in finding him a kidney donor.
As of today, Cappel is still in need of a donor. Please fill out the referral form to get started on the process and be sure to include donor for Reid Cappel on the form. You could be the one to save his life.
Since Cappel is in need of a kidney transplant, he no longer can be working as an EMT.
“So people keep asking me if I’m going back to work on the ambulance, but due to Covid, I won’t be because of needing a kidney transplant", said Cappel. "I have been moved into logistics and supplies and I am thankful I have a good job with great people. Yes, I am disappointed I can’t do the job as an EMT and help people which I truly enjoyed doing, but hopefully one day I can be back. Stay safe out there my friends. Much love and happiness to you all.”
Reid who has dedicated his life to helping others and his community needs our help. He needs blood type B or O, and St. Barnabas in Livingston does accept the paired exchange program. You could be the one to fulfill his wishes of going back to his EMT duties.
After years of living with only one kidney, his doctors informed him that the remaining one was only functioning at 20%. He would now need a kidney transplant. With the help of Matt Scarfo and trainer Anna Rusinskaia at Full Time Fitness, Cappel has lost over 100 pounds and is ready for a transplant. Now he just needs to find a match.
To help Cappel find a match, please fill out the referral form, click here https://www.rwjbh.org/saint-barnabas-medical-center/treatment-care/transplant-services/types-of-transplants/kidney-pancreas-transplant/the-living-donor-institute/living-donor-referral-forms/
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