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Kidney 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...

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?"

Black Market For Organs Is Alive And Well On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology

Desperate for money, a slew of people have apparently turned to Facebook in an attempt to sell their organs, a United Kingdom newspaper investigation ...

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.'

Paying People for Kidneys: Is It Ethical?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The shortage of available kidneys for transplantation leaves many people on burdensome dialysis for years, while others die awaiting a functioning kidney. Still, a thriving business takes place underground and in black markets worldwide.

Over 100 Lives Saved As A Result Of Kidney Exchange Program

Posted 12.03.2013 | Los Angeles

In an incredible example of paying it forward, 100 lives have been saved by strangers involved in a kidney exchange program. At the Ronald Reagan U...

Organ Donation is an Act of Giving That Truly Does Change -- And Save -- Lives

T.J. Maciak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
T.J. Maciak

It was the end of September of my senior year of high school and I almost died. My kidneys suddenly, without warning, went into end stage renal failure and I was in a coma for four days.

Text To End Kidney Disease: On The Vine Events Builds Momentum After Its Music Festival Success

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Summer on Martha's Vineyard ended on a fun-filled, philanthropic note with the successful launch of the annual On The Vine music festival, a benefit concert series in support of kidney disease research.

What Not to Do When You Get a New Diagnosis

Danea Horn | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

I found that when I put my energy toward healthy behaviors, I had less time and mental space for worry. I began to trust that things would work out well, even if that included a kidney transplant.

Music Legands Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson to Perform at Martha's Vineyard Music Festival Benefiting Kidney Disease Research

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Martha's Vineyard will be abuzz from Thursday August 22nd to Sunday August 25th, when On The Vine launches its inaugural four-day music and entertainment festival benefiting kidney disease research.

Good News About Organ Transplantation and Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Researchers created an artificial rat kidney in the laboratory that was then transplanted into another rat and ultimately produced urine -- a huge advance in the field of bioengineering.

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...

1960s Teen Idol Bobby Rydell On His New Lease On Life

Pat Gallagher | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Heartthrob Bobby Rydell has been a rock and roll teen idol, movie star, television entertainer, and night club and concert performer -- both as a solo act and with his fellow 1960s teen idol buddies Frankie Avalon and Fabian, touring with "The Golden Boys of Bandstand."

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 ...

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...

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).

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 ...