Category Archives: Transplant

Kidney Donation Inspires a Former DJ to Become a Nurse

By Chris Melz When I found out that my good friend from junior high school, Will, was in need of a kidney donor, I did not hesitate to step up. I knew that Will had been suffering from diabetes and … Continue reading

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Why I Chose Living Donation

By Beth Bernstein On August 26, 2015, my old friend from high school, Aron, posted a note on Facebook announcing that after 30 years with a successful kidney transplant, the kidney failed and he was heading to the hospital to … Continue reading

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Down a Kidney, Running a 10K

For Terence Hickey, 27, the hardest part of donating a kidney was staying off his feet. “The process itself wasn’t as grueling as I thought it would be, but being so active, it is tough staying in bed,” he said. … 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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Paying it Forward: A Kidney Donation Leads To A Lifelong Mission

By Roi Lee My father had a cerebral hemorrhage in June 1999 when I was only 10 years old. Because of this, he is permanently paralyzed on the left side of his body. This incident has caused a lot of … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Transplant

By Jewel Edwards-Ashman I got the news that my kidneys were failing in November 2012, just before Thanksgiving.  Up until that point, life had been going pretty well.  In fact, it had been pretty awesome.  My boyfriend of about seven … Continue reading

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