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Justin Collum

Put your kidney where your heart is… consider becoming a living kidney donor for someone in need.

Justin has been serving the public for over 20 years in his role as a law enforcement officer with the Glendale Police Department in Arizona and as a Marine Corpsman, a medical veteran of Desert Storm. His commitment to serve and stand in harm’s way for the safety of others has been the mission of his life.

About Justin Collum

Impacting people’s lives through public service has been Justin’s focus for his entire career, and now he is relying on the kindness of strangers to step forward and save his life.

Justin has polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and he will not survive or continue to serve without a kidney transplant. This hereditary disease has been monitored for years but as of late, and while he is undergoing treatment, Justin’s kidneys are failing and he needs a transplant to live.

Like so many others, Justin is on a waiting list to receive a deceased donor transplant, but it could take years to receive this life-saving donation. This is time Justin simply doesn’t have. As a husband and father of an adult son with autism who needs his full time attention, Justin has others who rely on his support, but first he needs your support so that he can get back to living an active life with his family and continue serving the citizens of Glendale, Arizona.

Even as Justin is currently undergoing dialysis three times a week he continues to work full time as a police officer. Dedication and commitment to his job, his community, his fellow officers and his family may soon need to take a turn to focus on his own healthcare. Justin will soon have to step down as his condition continues to worsen while he searches for a living kidney donor.

If you have ever wondered about the impact you have on others, just take the first step and find out if you can donate to others. If you are a viable candidate to donate, you can help Justin and his family.


How does kidney donation work?

A donor doesn’t need to be an exact match. In fact, because of the Nobel Prize-winning paired kidney exchange program, your kidney donation will not only save one life, but it will save several more in the chain.

Living kidney donation is safe, and all costs associated with your donation are covered. Living donor kidneys also last much longer than deceased donor kidneys. A deceased donor kidney transplant, on average, lasts 10-15 years while a living donor transplant lasts 12-20 years.

Kidneys for Communities Donor Benefits

Donating a kidney is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling acts someone can do.

Kidneys for Communities can help you through the process to help save a life, but we know there are many obstacles that can be prohibitive to the donor. At Kidneys for Communities, we take care of our donors with the industry’s most complete donor benefits package:

Onboarding and education

Personalized guidance through the donation process


Cost reimbursements:

Travel, food & lodging, lost wages, child, pet and adult care

Future Kidney Pledge for donor and family

No cost

Commitment of a kidney for a patient in the community

Thank you, and we hope you consider this
life-saving act of generosity.

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