Eight-year-old Tulsa girl needs living donor for kidney transplant

Tulsa mother trying to find kidney donor for 8-year-old daughter

TULSA, Okla. — A mother is asking for help saving her daughter’s life.

Eight-year-old Seven Speight, from Tulsa, needs a kidney transplant. In March she got very sick, and was life flighted to OU Children’s where they learned her kidneys were failing, and started dialysis immediately.

She had further complications and had to be intubated and placed in a medical coma for three days at St. Francis Children’s Hospital.

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They discovered she has Lupus and Vasculitis. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints and bones causing arthritis; it attacks any and all major organs. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that attacks blood vessels and arteries.

Seven now has dialysis every day for ten hours. She can either stay on dialysis for the rest of her life or get a kidney transplant. The Oklahoma Transplant Center is currently getting her placed on the transplant list, but say a living donor could volunteer and she won’t have to wait.

Seven has the blood type A-.

Oklahoma Transplant Center, Transplant Coordinator: Lesli Summerhill. She can explain who can donate.

Living donor phone number: 405-271-8001 ext 50448.

Here is some information on living donation: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation