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Mukilteo man aims to raise kidney shortage awareness


Last updated 11/14/2018 at Noon

Bobby McLaughlin and his two children. McLaughlin will be donating a kidney on Jan. 2, and said his son and daughter have been fully supportive.

Over 20 people die each day while awaiting a kidney transplant. More than 114,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a new kidney. And every 10 minutes, another person is added to that wait list.

Bobby McLaughlin, a Mukilteo resident for the last 24 years, can only donate one of his kidneys, but after his donation day of Jan. 2, 2019, he’s going to stay involved to reduce the number of people on that waiting list.

“How can we get the word out so that number is zero?” he said. “This country is littered with examples of things that we thought...

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