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Billboards bring attention to local woman's search for kidney donor

New billboards in Hillsborough and Pinellas call attention to local resident Devon Carver’s need for a transplant. Carver is on dialysis 12 hours a day.

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New billboards in Hillsborough and Pinellas call attention to local resident Devon Carver’s need for a transplant. Carver is on dialysis 12 hours a day.

BRANDON — Devon Carver's supporters have taken to the streets to help her find a donor. The local wife and mother is battling renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. Two new billboards asking motorists to help "Save Devon" are now up in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

Carver was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2. She is on dialysis 12 hours a day and was recently released from the hospital after undergoing amputation of her toes and part of her foot because of an infection.

The billboards were funded by an anonymous supporter to help Carver find a donor and bring attention to kidney disease. A donor for Carver would need to be a healthy nonsmoker under age 50, and be O negative or O positive.

Potential donors can call Tampa General Medical Group Transplant Services toll-free at 1-800-844-9302 to be tested to see if they are a match. Visit operationkidney.org for more information.

Keeley Sheehan, Times staff writer

Billboards bring attention to local woman's search for kidney donor 02/14/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:58pm]
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