A Friend from High School needs a Donor for her Husband

Julie was a grade ahead of Lynn and me in High School in Wisconsin. We met her husband Scott back in the mid/late 1970’s when both of us couples found ourselves in Oregon. Scott and I did some deer hunting in Oregon and we saw each other as couples as time and circumstances allowed. Lynn and I moved back to the midwest in 1983 and Julie and Scott moved back in the mid 1990’s. We just found out that Scott needs a kidney.

Julie Ridderbusch Girard



My husband of 45 years, Scott Girard, has advanced kidney disease and is in need of a kidney transplant. He is not currently on dialysis, but his kidney functions are low enough that it prompted an evaluation for a transplant. Today, we are joyous to report that he was accepted by UW Health Kidney Transplant Program. As a candidate, he is registered with the National Kidney Registry. (kidneyregistry.org) You can scan the QR code to register with the NKR in addition to registering with UWHealth below.

His estimated wait for a cadaver kidney would be 3 years and during that time would likely go on dialysis. Therefore,we are seeking a living donor. A living donor is his best option for longer success and a much shorter wait time. People who are older than age 18 and in good physical and emotional health can apply. UW Health participates in kidney exchange programs and offers many options for donation. If you would like to be considered as a living donor, please complete the form at


Donation costs are covered by our insurance and the information you share will be kept confidential with the transplant team.

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