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Kidney Donor

Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — A waitress at a Hooters in Georgia will donate her kidney to a longtime regular customer of the restaurant. WXIA-TV (http://on....

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.

Why I Raced 3,267 Feet Up a Mountain on Saturday Night

Jen Reeder | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I've done a lot of seemingly crazy things in my life, usually for fun. Two years ago I donated a kidney to my husband out of love. And on Saturday night, I hiked 3,267 vertical feet up Aspen Mountain to support organ donation (well, and because there was lasagna and beer at the top).

This Will Completely Change How Patients Move Up The Kidney Transplant Waiting List

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — New rules this week are bringing changes to the nation's kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a ...

'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...

'Englewood! Those Kids Are Animals'

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

These kids, my kids that are labeled as thugs, gang bangers, and criminals have made the toughest point in my life easier.

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.

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 ...

Kidney Donation: How Do You Match Up?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

April is National Donate Life Month, and if you're thinking about donating a kidney, now would be the time to find out what it's all about. Did you ever wonder how they match potential organ donors with people who need organs?

Mom Reportedly Fired After Donating Kidney To Boss

Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact

After giving the gift of life, a New York mom received her worst nightmare in return. To help her boss move up the transplant waiting list, Debbie ...

Largest Kidney Donor Chain In History Saves 30 Lives

Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

When Debbie Gianquinto found out that she couldn't donate her kidney to her husband, Dan, she offered up her much-needed organ to a stranger in Florid...

Tom Brady Helps Mentor Find A Kidney Match

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Tom Brady took a break from Super Bowl training to remind fans of another feat he's determined to win, helping to find his 66-year-old mentor a kidney...

Kidney Recipient Inspires Others To Donate Organs | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Aug. 29, 2006, is the day that Ted Cochran says changed his life. It was on that day, after years of battling the effects of a childhood illness an...

WATCH: Mom Fired For Taking Off To Donate Kidney To Son, Gets Job Back (UPDATE)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

A Philadelphia aviation company rehired the mom it dismissed for taking time off to donate a kidney to her son, the Associated Press reports. One...

Unique Valentine's Gift: Woman Donates Kidney To Fiance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Not flowers and hearts, but a kidney: A Minnesota man will get a Valentine's Day gift of a lifetime. Ron Spanier and fiance ...

Facebook Helps Find Kidney Donor To Save Girl's Life

All Facebook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ten-year-old Vivica Loyd's mom, Donette Warren, used Facebook to find a donor for her daughter who has been sick all her life. She was born with six h...