Fil-Am family appeals for a living donor
The family of Hermenegildo (Hermie) Manaloto, 70, of Rockville, Maryland, is appealing to the community for help.
Manaloto, recently diagnosed with liver cancer, is in need of a liver transplant and is on a waiting to list to receive one from a deceased donor. But he needs a liver transplant as soon as possible and a living donor is his best chance to recover and get well.
He is presently under the care of the Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute. While he is on the United Network for Organ Sharing list, it will take a long time and not everyone will receive a donated organ. His doctors have determined that he is a good candidate for receiving a liver from a living donor.
The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate itself. Anyone, therefore, is able to donate a part of his or her liver to someone in need. Members of the family are getting tested and evaluated to see if anyone is a possible candidate for a live liver donation.
The family’s urgent request and prayer is for him to receive a liver transplant as soon as possible, before he gets sicker or before the cancer spreads.
If you want to know how you can be a living donor, you can fill out this form to determine if you would be a good candidate. https://mgtiliver.cernerworks.com/Onl…/AddNewDonorReferral
SHARE the family’s Facebook page (Living Donor for Hermie) and this post.
Hermie Manaloto’s bloodtype: B+ blood type. Types B+, B-, O+, or O- could be a potential match.
You may message his children Carlo, Pia and Vina through the Facebook page.