Monthly Archives: April 2015

NKF Advocates to Appear on ESPN’s E:60

On Tuesday, April 21, the Gallagher family of Erie, PA, will be featured on ESPN2’s E:60, a series that showcases the “Best Stories in Sports”. Mike Gallagher is a father to six children. He is a former sports broadcaster and … Continue reading

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The Real Deal About Becoming A Living Kidney Donor, Part 3: After You Donate

After the surgery, you’re officially a living kidney donor. Congratulations! In general, those who ultimately choose to become kidney donors are much healthier than the general population because kidney donors must undergo a comprehensive physical and mental health evaluation prior … Continue reading

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The Real Deal About Becoming A Living Kidney Donor, Part 2: During the Process of Becoming a Donor

So you’ve made the decision to become a living donor. You’re not alone. In the United States in 2013, there were 5,733 living kidney donors. Since 1988, there have been 127,515 living kidney donors in the United States. In 2011, … Continue reading

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The Real Deal About Becoming A Living Kidney Donor, Part 1: Before You Choose to Become a Living Donor

By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF On average, nearly 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month and every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list. April is Donate Life Month and … Continue reading

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Vaccinations: What You Need To Know

By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FNKF In light of the recent news about measles outbreaks in the United States, you may be wondering what you should be doing to protect yourself. Are you in need of a booster vaccine? Have … Continue reading

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