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Kidney Donations

The Heart-Kidney Connection

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The path to the heart may lead through the kidney. As Valentine's Day comes and goes, we commonly reflect on affairs of the heart. We have known for many years that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have heart disease.

I'm Donating a Kidney for My Son... But Not Like That

Monica Wyche | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Monica Wyche

I'm not a hero, I'm just efficient and not so scared of hospitals. And someone said that a hero "ain't nothing but a sandwich," which really just makes me hungry.

'Our Daddy Needs A Kidney' Sign Goes Viral, Inspires Stranger To Donate Organ

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of a simple sign -- it could move a stranger to save a life. Raleigh Callaway, 49, of Greensboro, Georgia, had been ...

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Controversy over a mom's attempt to save her daughter's life -- and the magnetic car sign she's using to do it -- is shining the spotlight on one New...

Teacher Gives 'Gift Of Life' To 13-Year-Old Student

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

A British teacher has saved the life of one of his students by donating his kidney to the sick teenager. Ray Coe, 53, is a special needs coordinat...

Man With 34-Year-Old Transplanted Kidney Shares Advice for National Kidney Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

Artist Michael Gaudet always thought his "ticket to immortality" would be as a monumental mural painter. But now, the Canadian thinks his legacy will ...

Substitute Teacher Decides To Donate Her Kidney To 5-Year-Old Girl After Meeting Her Only Once

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

One woman's fateful substitute teaching assignment ended up changing a little girl's life forever. Cindy Santos, a substitute teacher from Pennsylv...

Rocking One Kidney on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

It's a special day for me, because I've seen firsthand the ways a kidney transplant can change a person's life -- I was able to donate my left kidney to my husband Bryan in 2012. How many couples get a wedding anniversary and a "transplantiversary?"

How Facebook Saved One Police Officer's Life And Inspired Him To Give Back

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.03.2014 | Good News

For the past two years, Minneapolis police officer Carlos Baires Escobar had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a kidney, CBS Minnesota reported. ...

How Much Is Your Life Worth?

Sally Satel, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sally Satel, M.D.

Altruism makes wonderful private policy, but as public policy it is a qualified failure. Our current system, in place since 1984, runs on voluntary donation and, as a result, presides over the needless deaths of about 7,000 people each year.

Paying Kidney Donors Is Cost-Effective, Researchers Say

Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 10/24/2013 05:10 PM EDT on LiveScience The idea of using financial incentives in organ donation, suc...

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...

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 ...

New York Man Gets New Kidney Donor After Sister Dies Donating Organ

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

A New York woman died during a kidney transplant operation she was undergoing in order to donate the organ to her younger brother, ABC News reports. ...

A Very Personal Road Trip Story

Sarah Hall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Sarah Hall

How you get there, and who you get there with, can be just as important as the places you end up.

Facebook and Organ Donation: What's Your Status?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Harnessing the power of social media for any social good is to be commended, and the issue of organ donation is near and dear to my heart (and kidneys).

A Call to Arms for Organ Donation

Ann Lopez | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Ann Lopez

Today, Donate Life America celebrates National Donate Life Blue and Green Day to inspire people to register as organ donors. Giving the Gift of Life, as organ donation is called, has had a profound effect on my own life.

Kidney Recipient Needs Match After Donated Organ Tests Positive For Drugs, Alcohol

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

In 2007, Oklahoma resident Blake Jordan Pearce received his first kidney transplant. Days later, he became the only patient in the world to reject a t...

Parasite-Infected Kidney Transplants Spark Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living

The perils of organ transplants seem to have no bounds. But now two lawsuits have been filed against Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and the Uni...

A Daughter's Gift: HuffPost's Own Erica Liepmann & Her Mother Share Their Kidney Donation Story

Erica Liepmann | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Erica Liepmann

"Hi, Mommy. It's me. I've got some good news! I just got a call from Ellen, the committee has cleared me as a [kidney] donor for you. I'm really excit...

Wanted: Kidney, In Good Condition

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WDRB Fox 41 reports that a Kentucky woman placed an ad in a local paper looking to find a kidney donor for her ailing friend. Margot Kirchner wante...

The Kidney And Goliath

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elissa Stein

There's something wrong with a system in which corporations makes health decisions for people based on numbers, contracts or fees. Where patients are voiceless in their treatment.

Coach Who Donated Kidney To Player Gets Hero's Welcome Back On The Field

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two weeks ago, Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter went under the knife to save the life of a young player suffering from an autoimmune disorder. W...