VIDEO: Local man needs 2nd kidney transplant

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As part of National Donate Life Month, a local man needs the community’s help once again.

Daniel, “Dano” Burkhart of Altoona has been through more than most people his age.  In his 36 years, ‘Dano’ has had 36 surgeries, including one for a new kidney nearly 10 years ago.  Well, now he needs a 37th surgery.  It’s to replace that, now failing, kidney from 9 years ago.

“I just went to the doctor one day,” ‘Dano’ told WTAJ News.  “I was sick.  I thought I had the flu, and the doctor said (hey) your numbers are up.  We need to do a biopsy.”  

In that biopsy they found that ‘Dano’s” kidney was failing.

He now is looking for a donor.  He’s already had a few potential ones come forward, but he still needs more help.  You can visit his Facebook page called “Make Dano Great Again.”  You can also donate to his cause by visiting, .

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