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Kidney Donors

Celebrating Kidney Donors on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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.

Paying Organ Donors For Travel, Recovery Could Enable More Low-Income People To Save Lives

The New York Times | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact

Last week I wrote about Iran, the only country in the world that pays kidney donors. Iran shows that a kidney market need not resemble organ trafficki...

How A Message Written On The Back Of Her Car Led This Woman To Find Her Kidney Donor

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

Christine Royles of South Portland, Maine, was diagnosed with lupus in December 2013, the Portland Press Herald reported, and shortly after learned he...

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.

How I've Been Rocking One Kidney Since Donating to My Husband

Jen Reeder | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

My husband and I have a very special date approaching: our second "transplantiversary." I was lucky to be able to donate a kidney to him on July 20, 2012, about a month before I turned 40.

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...

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?"

WATCH: Oregon Man Begs On The Street For A Kidney

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

Earl Martinez, 28, of Beaverton, Ore. has taken to the streets looking for a kidney donor. Martinez, who has been battling a hereditary kidney dis...

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.

WATCH: Mom Fired After Taking Off To Donate Kidney To Son

Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

After using up her vacation days to take care of her dying mother, Claudia Rendon took a leave of absence to donate a kidney to her sick son. But, whe...

How Much Is that Kidney in the Window?

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

I come to this discussion with a point of view that not too many have. An exceedingly personal point of view. I donated a kidney 8 weeks ago.

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...

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...

Twin Donates Kidney To Save Sister

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Kyla Winters contracted meningitis, doctors were forced to amputate both legs below the knees and her fingers. But her life was put in serious da...

John Nakata Makes YouTube Plea For A Kidney Donation To Save His Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Pennsylvania man John Nakata has been told he only has two years left to live -- if he does not receive a kidney donation. Desperate to find a donor,...

Facebook Fairytales Come True

Emily Liebert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emily Liebert

With hundreds of millions of users forming a vast web of personal and professional connections, I reasoned, there must be something good resulting. Turns out, I was right.

Sherry Hanson's Story: Landlord Dan Hunt Saves Her Life By Donating Kidney

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For years, Minneapolis woman Sherry Hanson suffered from kidney disease, forcing her to go to dialysis three times a week. The process left her exhau...

Donating Kidneys A Family Affair

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"I believe the reason we all have two kidneys when we only need one is because we were meant to give one away," Cynthia Bowers told the Deseret News W...

The Merriest Christmas Ever

Trey Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trey Ellis

I wish all of you the best Christmas ever. You might be under-employed, under-insured and underfed, but I bet if you ask you've got at least one friend who's just waiting to lend you a hand. Ho ho ho.

Iraq Organ Trade Driven By Poverty

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Iraq, where a fifth of people live in poverty and where unemployment is at least 18 percent, increasingly more people must resort to selling their ...

Internet Makes Distant Dream Come True

New York Daily News | Christina Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Anthony Cottman will soon be able to return to work, go on vacation and walk up subway steps thanks to a woman who agreed to give the Brooklyn man her...

Economist Urges Reversal On Organ Sale Ban

Wall Street Journal | LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amid a severe kidney-donor shortage, an idea long considered anathema in the medical community is gaining new currency: payments for people willing to...