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Hoping for a living kidney donor

Michael Tatum of Cheektowaga is a loving husband, father and grandfather. In 2021, he learned that he was reaching kidney failure. Michael has now been undergoing dialysis treatment for more than a year. He is hoping to find a living kidney donor and is working with the transplant team at ECMC.

Despite ongoing health issues, Michael enjoys volunteering. “With a new kidney and renewed quality of life, I plan to continue to give back to my community and focus on spending time with my loved ones,” he said.

Michael has type O blood. You can contact Michael by using the form under his story at

To learn more about living donation through ECMC, call (716) 898-6283 or visit

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