Smithfield man seeks kidney donor, family unable to donate

By: News Staff


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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) – A Smithfield man is in desperate need of a new kidney and now his family is starting a campaign to find one.

John  Zhawred was diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disease called Alport syndrome in 2015.

His children can’t donate because they carry the same gene and his wife, a cancer survivor, also can’t donate.

His sister Lisa is now leading a campaign to help her brother find a kidney donor.


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