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Kidney Donation

Man Gets Kidney From Fellow Judge And BFF, Says She Gave Him Back His Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.27.2016 | Good News

The jury’s out ― this Wisconsin pair represents the epitome of true friendship. Milwaukee municipal court judge Derek Mosley was diagnosed with r...

Donate a Kidney Now; Get a Voucher for One Later

Healthline | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Howard Broadman, a lawyer and retired judge from California, knows his grandson, Quinn, will probably one day require a kidney transplant. By the tim...

Buying Kidneys? Let's Treat Donors with Respect

Joshua Morrison | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Joshua Morrison

Treating organ donation like a market exchange raises troubling questions. This is why pilots need to be carefully designed. But given the death toll, it would be almost criminal not to test every possible ethical solution.

The Greatest Gift- How One Woman's Decision Changed Many Lives

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

I first met Miss Nancy in 2010 when she came to work as a Teaching Assistant at the school where I taught. She was funny, loud, somewhat cocky, and h...

Celebrating Kidney Donors on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.10.2017 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Donating my left kidney to my husband in 2012 is one of the best things I've ever done in my life. It is incredibly empowering and gratifying to save the life of the man you love and watch him regain his vitality. And being a donor hasn't hindered my life in any way -- it's only enhanced it.

6 Amazing Moments Of Human Connection That Will Have You Reaching For The Tissues

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Good News

Stories of connection, compassion and kindness are the currency that gives us faith in humanity. From a century-long bond between twin sisters to a he...

A Man Is Donating His Kidney To A Stranger Thanks To A Craigslist Error

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.23.2015 | Good News

Some people troll Craigslist for cheap used furniture. Others stumble upon a desperate plea for a kidney -- and respond with a random act of kindness....

Vietnam Vet Donates Kidney To Old War Buddy

LittleThings | Jade Walker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

Vietnam veteran Bill Warner and John Middaugh formed a bond that will truly last a lifetime. 47 years ago, these two young men first met while trainin...

How I Lost a Kidney and Gained My Faith

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Mary Katherine Backstrom

"You are donating your right kidney, correct?" Sharpie Nurse asked without really needing an answer. "That's what my kidnappers said," I cracked, as she pulled aside my hospital gown. She scrawled a big YES on my right side and a NO on my left. I felt cold.

Kidney Donors Rock!

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Bryan and I still to do all of the things we love, like hiking, camping and traveling, and have grown even closer since his transplant.

This 6-Year-Old Used Crayons And Paper To Help Get Her Mom A Life-Saving Kidney

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, simple creativity and a dose of determination can save a life -- at least, that's what 6-year-old Jocelyn Williams used to find a kidney f...

Woman Who Donated Kidney To Husband Now Wants It Back

Posted 01.29.2014 | Divorce

Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Girl gives boy a kidney. Boy leaves girl and -- surprise, surprise -- girl wants kidney back. That's the story ...

Extraordinary Altruism: Who Gives a Kidney to a Stranger?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Making a living kidney donation is not risk-free, which is why it's called extraordinary altruism. Fewer than one in 10,000 people take such a step, so it's been almost impossible to study the social and psychological precursors of this action. Until now.

One Man's Heartbreaking Effort To Find His Wife A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living

On a windblown stretch of interstate in central Kansas, four handwritten words make a startling request: "I Need A Kidney." The statement was paint...

Giving the Gift of Life: A Son Donates Kidney to Save Mother

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

When his aunt's blood pressure spiked, doctors knew Anthony Brown's aunt could not be a candidate to donate a kidney. He watched my mom go home from the hospital that day so dejected. At that point, he knew he 'kind of had to man up.'

WATCH: Wisconsin Woman Offers Kidney On Facebook

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Natasha Coe's February 3, 2010 Facebook status was not a typical one. "I think I may donate one of my kidneys. If anyone knows someone on the waiting ...

Man Walks Miles With 'NEED KIDNEY FOR WIFE' Sign

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Impact

William Larry Swilling is walking the streets of Anderson County, S.C., to save his wife's life. And he'll keep walking until the sign he carries reac...

Teen Who Sold Kidney To Buy iPad Unable To Attend Trial

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

A teenage boy who sold his kidney to buy Apple products was too weak to attend the trial of the group who allegedly harvested his organ last year, the...

Amelia Rivera, Girl Who Sparked Debate Over Transplants And 'Mental Retardation', To Receive New Kidney From Mom

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

The 3-year-old girl who sparked a national debate over whether "mental retardation" should be grounds for denying a patient an organ transplant, will ...

Giving Mom a Kidney and Her 'New Life'

Jan Angilella | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jan Angilella

Be a donor. It's an incredible act of generosity and courage. But there's also anxiety and worry. When it goes well, you are rewarded with the joy of seeing your recipient with newfound energy and a love of life. They got a second chance because of you.

Finding An Old Friend, And A Kidney, On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Good News

Facebook is known for being the place to reconnect with old friends, but a Tampa Bay area resident named Hannah Craig recently found that it can also ...

Navy Sailor Who Died From Seizure Gets Proper Burial After Wife's Craigslist Plea

Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact

A few good men from the U.S. Navy came to a widow's aid to give her husband a proper burial in San Diego last week. When Kenneth Nosik, 26 years ol...

Former Mets, Orioles Exec Donates Kidney To Daughter

Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact

He’s served as an executive for the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, but Jim Duquette orchestrated the play of his life when he donated his ...

Texas Teacher Gives Kidney To Student's Father

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

Marie Bell, a kindergarten teacher at Highland Village Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, has given more than just an education to one of her student...

POLL: 41 Percent Say Organ Donors Should Get Cash

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Part of what is so inspiring about donating an organ is the selfless nature of the act. The giver doesn't expect anything in return. But with more...