Spokane woman living with kidney disease desperate for transplan - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane woman living with kidney disease desperate for transplant as need for donors on the rise

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Ghita Borst has Minimal Kidney Disease. With this, the kidney struggles to clean waste out of the blood stream. For Ghita, she has dealt with it since she was 4 years old.

"Because I have dealt with it for so long, I'm kind of OK with it now." says Ghita

Minimal Kidney Disease could have been treated and managed when she was first diagnosed at 4 years old. However, due to a lack of medical care and proper treatment, she has come out of remission and is now using dialysis to help her kidney function. Now on dialysis, she is also a prime candidate for a kidney transplant.

According to Providence in Spokane, the wait-list currently consists of 242 people, which would mean a 3-5 year wait for Ghita.

"With a live donor this is a much higher chance for success to live longer," she says.

According to Dr. Samer BaniHani with the Providence transplant program, nationally there are nearly 95,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant, which is why live donors are urged to come see if they are a match. 

To see if you can donate at Providence, call 509-474-4500.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sherman Pass

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:58:31 GMT

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    >>

    SHERMAN PASS, Wash.- A 53-year-old man was killed Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle and transit van. The crash happened on State Route 20, just before 6pm on Sunday, about 14 miles east of Republic.

    >>
  • Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

    Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:47:12 GMT

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire.    The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack Saturday in San Leandro.    Division Chief Alan Evans says Whiting required extensive reconstructive surgery.

    >>

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire.    The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack Saturday in San Leandro.    Division Chief Alan Evans says Whiting required extensive reconstructive surgery.

    >>
  • Instructor, two students killed in training aircraft crash near Deer Park

    Instructor, two students killed in training aircraft crash near Deer Park

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:36:49 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - In a statement on its Facebook page Friday evening, Moody Aviation in Spokane confirmed that three people died in a plane crash near Deer Park Friday morning.

    >>

    DEER PARK, Wash. - In a statement on its Facebook page Friday evening, Moody Aviation in Spokane confirmed that three people died in a plane crash near Deer Park Friday morning.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • World's largest bounce house coming to Post Falls

    World's largest bounce house coming to Post Falls

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:56:44 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The world's largest bounce house is coming to Post Falls at the end of the month!  The Guinness World Records' title holder for the largest bounce house in the world will be making at stop at the Greyhound Park & Event Center July 27th-29th on The Big Bounce America tour.  The inflatable structure is 10,000 square feet and 32 feet tall. 

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - The world's largest bounce house is coming to Post Falls at the end of the month!  The Guinness World Records' title holder for the largest bounce house in the world will be making at stop at the Greyhound Park & Event Center July 27th-29th on The Big Bounce America tour.  The inflatable structure is 10,000 square feet and 32 feet tall. 

    >>
  • Dad cleaning gun in Indiana fatally shoots 6-year-old girl in the head

    Dad cleaning gun in Indiana fatally shoots 6-year-old girl in the head

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:22:26 GMT

    Indiana police say a 6-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed when the handgun her father was cleaning accidentally fired in southern Indiana.    Indiana State Police say Makayla S. Bowling was pronounced dead at a hospital after the shooting in rural Salem Friday night.    Police say her father was cleaning the gun inside a home Friday night and thought the weapon was unloaded, but it discharged, striking the girl in the head.

    >>

    Indiana police say a 6-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed when the handgun her father was cleaning accidentally fired in southern Indiana.    Indiana State Police say Makayla S. Bowling was pronounced dead at a hospital after the shooting in rural Salem Friday night.    Police say her father was cleaning the gun inside a home Friday night and thought the weapon was unloaded, but it discharged, striking the girl in the head.

    >>
  • Bruce Willis: 'Die Hard is not a Christmas movie'

    Bruce Willis: 'Die Hard is not a Christmas movie'

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:58:41 GMT

    LOS ANGELES - In less than two weeks, you can watch The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Usually, ahead of the air date of these things, we'll get little teasers and snippets of what happened, but this one is a bombshell.  For years, the debate on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has raged on. If you ask me, I'm going to tell you that it's not only a Christmas movie, but the best Christmas movie ever. 

    >>

    LOS ANGELES - In less than two weeks, you can watch The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Usually, ahead of the air date of these things, we'll get little teasers and snippets of what happened, but this one is a bombshell.  For years, the debate on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has raged on. If you ask me, I'm going to tell you that it's not only a Christmas movie, but the best Christmas movie ever. 

    >>