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Kidney Transplant

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 ...

Calvary Comes With Kidney Transplant to Rescue Detroit Writer, Critic

Jim McFarlin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim McFarlin

For far too many patients fighting the valiant fight against chronic kidney disease (CKD), tragically, the call never comes.

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...

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...

Aaron Sankin

UCSF Hospital Reverses Decision To Deny Vital Transplant To Immigrant | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.10.2012 | San Francisco

Update: has withdrawn their statement about UCSF agreeing to perform Mr. Navarro's procedure. Instead, the hospital has referred him to a c...

Conversation With a Dying Man

Melissa Carter | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Carter

Neil Millman wanted to give me some pointers about what was ahead of me. As I walked into his hospice room, I knew it could just as easily have been my room. The cancer that is attacking his body is the result of taking drugs for years that kept his transplanted kidney alive.

UCSF Denies Dying Immigrant Kidney Transplant Despite Donor And Insurance

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.02.2012 | San Francisco

Jesus Navarro had everything he needed to get a kidney transplant in the United States--private insurance and a willing donor, his wife, with a compat...

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...

Hospital Denies Girl With Disability A Kidney Transplant

Posted 01.17.2012 | Parents

Three-year-old Amelia Rivera suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, and she needs a kidney transplant to survive. B...

A Little Girl's Kidney, A Nation's Heart

Susan Senator | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Susan Senator

Why do doctors get to decide whether a child's cognitive abilities make her a candidate for an organ transplant? That is what has me so upset over Amelia's doctors: the implication that some humans are better than others.

Why A Hospital Should Deny A Transplant To A 'Mentally Retarded' Child

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Amelia Rivera is 3 years old. Born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, doctors have told her parents that she will die in 6 months to a year without a kidney transplant. They also said that they would not perform that transplant.

Nurse Donates Kidney To Patient

Posted 02.21.2012 | Good News

Not only is Clay Taber about to marry his college sweetheart, but the 23-year-old now has a new lease on life thanks to a nurse who offered her own ki...

Mom Gives Birth To Miracle Baby

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents

Nilda Vargas, a 37-year-old police officer in the Bronx gave birth to 6-pound 4-ounce Ayden, who she calls her "miracle baby" on Wednesday. In 2008, V...

Dad Kept Off Organ Waiting List Because He Was Homeless Gets New Apartment

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

A homeless dad who was told that he couldn't get a kidney transplant because he was homeless, got the keys to a new Manhattan home Saturday, CBS repor...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #5: Printing a Human Kidney

Anthony Atala | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Anthony Atala

2011-12-20-anthonytetedteddd.jpgTo many people, the idea of growing replacement body parts in the lab sounds like modern-day science fiction. In truth, it's quickly becoming science fact.

Anthony Atala On Printing Organs

Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Francisco Cortez: Does He Deserve to Be an American?

Agustin Duran | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Agustin Duran

Francisco has given his best years to this country, 20 years to be exact, without asking for anything in return.

My New Kidney

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Trey Ellis

I'm doing great. After living through over ten years of deteriorating kidney function, Dan, one of my best friends since the fifth grade, coughed up one of his own and then a brilliant and nimble team of doctors tucked it into my belly, just above my right hip.

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...

Mom Donates Kidney, Gets Fired

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Giving an employee medical leave for a kidney transplant would seem to be a no brainer for most employers. But Claudia Rendon, a 41-year-old mother...

WATCH: Deceased Marine Donates Kidney And Saves Fellow Marine

Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact

Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, was devastated when he learned that his kidney donor had withdrawn. Chadwick knew his chance of finding another donor who mat...

Poor Become 'Spare-Parts' Bank For Americans In Illicit Organ Trade

Bloomberg | Michael Smith | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

An American man had promised to give Picado, a 23-year-old high school dropout who worked as a construction laborer, a job and an apartment in New Yor...

WATCH: Jack McBrayer Talks Tracy Morgan's New Kidney

Posted 06.08.2011 | Comedy

Apparently, working with Tracy Morgan is not unlike working with Tracy Jordan. The real guy is just as "excitable" and prone to bizarre pronouncement...