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The Connection Between EPO and Our Kidneys

You may have heard the term EPO in the news related to athletes and drug use to enhance performance. ErythroPOietin (EPO), a hormone produced by the kidneys, helps us to make red blood cells. If we don’t have enough red … 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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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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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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Celebrating Freedom from Kidney Disease

By Gina Ormand July 4th is the highlight of the summer, when families across America celebrate together by cooking out, relaxing and sharing stories, all in celebration of freedom.  Though I’ve always loved this holiday, Independence Day has taken on … Continue reading

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Cousins Connected by a Kidney

By Ashley Kincaid In March of 2002, my world as I knew it was rocked.  After coming down with a cold during the winter of 2002, no one thought it was a big deal, until I got really sick and … Continue reading

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