First Capital Federal Credit Union is helping employee find kidney donor!
YORK, PA (April 12, 2023) — First Capital Federal Credit Union is asking for the public’s help to find a living kidney donor for an employee.
Lorie Hagar’s story began eight years ago when she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Her diagnosis could have gone a few different ways: treat the disease and it goes away; live with kidney disease the rest of her life; or the disease progresses, and she needs a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, in February 2022 her doctor told her it had progressed to Stage 5, and it was time to start the transplant process. In the last few months, she has been placed on the deceased donor transplant list, which is the first step in finding a donor. However, the wait time for a deceased donor kidney can be 5 or 6 years. That’s why she is looking for a LIVING donor kidney. By finding a living donor the wait time for a transplant could be months, not years, and the kidney could last twice as long.
That’s when the Share Your Spare marketing campaign was born. First Capital has placed posters up in its branches and yard signs by its drive-thrus. Lamar Advertising has graciously gifted a billboard for the next 4 weeks to help spread awareness. The billboard is located on PA Route 74 in front of Spark Orthodontics.
With April being National Donate Life month, now is the perfect time to share Lorie’s story. First Capital staff will be dressing in blue and green, and wearing Donate Life bracelets on Friday, April 14th for National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. This day is intended to increase awareness around the importance of organ donor registration.
Won’t you join us in our quest to help find Lorie a kidney donor?! Please check out Lorie’s Facebook and Instagram pages here: linktr.ee/ineedakidney.
About First Capital Federal Credit Union
First Capital Federal Credit Union is a $303 million asset-size, credit union with more than 20,000 members based in York, PA. Founded in 1954 as S. Morgan Smith Credit Union, First Capital has merged and grown, and continues to work closely with 750 companies and organizations throughout York County and across the country.