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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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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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Donor Diary: Kimberly Harris and Julie Feiner

By Kimberly Harris In 1994 my mother passed away from complications from polycystic kidney disease (PKD).  She was only 66 years old, and was shocked when she was diagnosed out of the blue 10 years earlier. There was no evidence … Continue reading

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Up Close with NKF’s New Chairman: His Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Greg Scott My son, Steven, was 18 months old when we learned he was afflicted with congenital kidney disease–autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) to be precise. Steven was one of the toughest people I have ever known. From … Continue reading

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