Marc Klein needs a kidney. Suffering from polycystic renal disease, the former editor of j. will have to undergo dialysis soon unless a kidney transplant becomes available. That’s why he is going public with an outreach effort launched through the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation.
On the anniversary of Sept. 11, we offer a pancultural exchange with a happy ending.
Back in November, UP FRONT reported about Patricia Abdullah, a Caucasian woman of Muslim faith who, after leading an unsuccessful search for a type O-positive kidney donor for acquaintance Mike Jones, an African American Christian, ultimately donated her own kidney. The Sept. 25 procedure was performed by Jewish and German surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital founded by Jews.