Sturbridge Woman’S Ongoing Hope For 2Nd Kidney Transplant Persists

STURBRIDGE, Mass. – Robin Lataille, a resident of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, has received devastating news as she has been removed from the kidney transplant list. Lataille, who had her first kidney transplant 13 years ago, expressed her concern about having to undergo dialysis for the rest of her life. She desires an active and healthy lifestyle rather than being tied to medical treatments. The first interview by Spectrum News 1 took place in April 2023, when Lataille’s deteriorating condition forced her to search for a living donor for a second kidney transplant.

Over the past year, Lataille’s health has continued to decline, and complications have led to her removal from the transplant list. She now undergoes dialysis three times a week, which restricts her activities. However, Lataille remains determined to overcome this obstacle on her path to obtaining another transplant. Her previous experience involved a wait of almost ten years, and unfortunately, her story is not unique. Donate Life reports that over 100,000 Americans are currently in need of a transplant.

Lataille is pursuing a second opinion next month, hoping to be reinstated on the waitlist. While her first transplant required seven and a half years of dialysis, she recognizes that she cannot wait that long this time. Lataille appeals to the public to consider becoming organ donors, emphasizing the immense impact it can have on saving lives.

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