On January 30, 2003, the Orthodox Church in America issued a second request for a potential kidney donor for Miss Priscilla Sirilla, 62, a member of Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Campbell, OH.
“While a number of individuals did respond to an appeal made in November 2002, a suitable donor has yet to be found,” said the Very Rev. John Matusiak, OCA Communications Director. “Having no living family members, Miss Sirilla is hoping to find a donor with type A or O blood. The donor would have to travel to Ohio for the procedure, which is done laparoscopically.”
Miss Sirilla, who has been waiting for a transplant for over three years, continues to undergo regular dialysis treatment.