Nationwide, more than 100,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. 

Jackie Burasco, a local young mother, is one of those people waiting to find a match after discovering she had stage 4 chronic kidney disease while she was pregnant.

KCTV talked to Jackie and Dr. Matthew Wilkinson, a transplant surgeon at Saint Luke's Health System, about the need for a donor. 

If you are interested in exploring becoming a potential living kidney donor, call Saint Luke's Living Donor Advocate at 816-932-2214 or submit Saint Luke's Hospital Living Kidney Donor Screener.

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