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Massapequa nurse in need of a lifesaving kidney

Nicole Salant, who is battling chronic kidney disease, recently became very sick while working full time at Northwell Health. Her kidneys are not functioning, and she needs a transplant.

Liz Burke

Mar 5, 2024, 3:46 AM

Updated 45 days ago

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A Massapequa woman has devoted herself to nursing and assisting countless families and patients for more than 37 years. Now, she's facing her own medical crisis.
Nicole Salant, who is battling chronic kidney disease, recently became very sick while working full time at Northwell Health. Her kidneys are not functioning, and she needs a transplant.
Salant needs to use a dialysis machine every night, where she self-administers dialysis. A tube is connected to her stomach and fluids run through her body to remove toxins.
Her family and friends are not a donor match, and she and her husband are reaching out to the community for help.
“She’s an amazing woman. She’s been a nurse her whole life. She’s a great wife, a great mom, a great daughter, a great sister," says her husband Richard Salant.
Now the Salants' daughter has followed in her mother's footsteps by becoming a nurse herself.
The family is hoping someone is out there who will be what they call "their hero."
“This will be a lifesaving event. It will allow me to continue to live my life and be there for my family who needs me and for my patients who need me," says Nicole Salant.
For more information or if you are interested in donating, email:
National Kidney Registry: http://www.kidney.org/livingdonation
National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC): www.LivingDonorAssistance.org
American Living Organ Donor fund: https://www.helplivingdonorssavelives.org/


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