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Buying Kidneys? Let's Treat Donors with Respect

Joshua Morrison | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Joshua Morrison

Treating organ donation like a market exchange raises troubling questions. This is why pilots need to be carefully designed. But given the death toll, it would be almost criminal not to test every possible ethical solution.

Celebrating Kidney Donors on World Kidney Day

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.10.2017 | 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.

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

Boy Lives With Bobby Pin Embedded In Kidney For Three Months | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/06/2015 09:39 AM EST on LiveScience Kids will put anything in their mouths, and usually this doesn’t cause se...

A Living Stranger Gives a Piece of Himself, His Kidney, to Save a Mother's Life

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

More incredible than donating to someone known or related is that many people are donating organs to absolute strangers -- living donors giving away a major body part to someone who they have never met.

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Doueck

The day arrived, and I lay on the bare operating table, with my eyes closed and my mind at peace. When I opened them three hours later I knew that someone had just received the gift of life. I smiled as I knew that I had just joined the smallest club in America.

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.

Shining the Light on Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The earlier kidney disease is recognized, the easier it is to treat. Sometimes, simple lifestyle interventions are even enough to keep the disease from progressing.

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...

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.

How This Teen Blogger Predicted Apple's BIG Secrets

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen

Apple is famous for keeping its secrets under wraps. Not a single word got out during two and a half years of development before the launch of the iPh...

WATCH: Snooki Surprises Girl Who Struggled With 3 Failed Kidneys

Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

This past Christmas, Gabriella Falzarine’s little sister told she hoped people would pray for Gabriella to get a new kidney after both of he...

Chinese Teenager Sells Body Part To Buy iPhone

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

BEIJING, April 6 (Reuters) - Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a ki...

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.

For Congo's Hero Pastor, the Clock is Ticking Down

Bryan Mealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bryan Mealer

A couple of weeks ago, I told you the story of Pastor Marrion P'Udongo, who's now in dire need of a kidney transplant. I explained how during the war, the pastor had risked his life.

16-Person Kidney Swap At Northwestern Memorial Hospital Goes Smoothly

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eight people received kidney transplants from eight unrelated donors in the largest-ever kidney swap at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, hospital offic...

Language Access and the Prevention of Medical Errors

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The case of Francisco Torres, a Spanish-speaking patient in Riverside, Cali., who had the wrong kidney removed during surgery, once again gives the me...

Death Row "Waiting" Advert Brings Life to UK Organ Donor Crisis

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

For or against, the advert has achieved its intended purpose and raised the profile of both the issue of organ donation and those in greatest need.

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

World Kidney Day: Author Makes Plea For Kidney Donations

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On the eve of World Kidney Day, Adrian Mole Author Sue Townsend - who underwent a kidney transplant operation last year - is appealing for people to c...

Diets High In Sodium And Artificially Sweetened Soda Linked To Kidney Function Decline | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Individuals who consume a diet high in sodium or artificially sweetened drinks are more likely to experience a decline in kidney function, according t...

How To Live On $0 A Day: There Must Be Something Left You Can Sell

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

You probably think you've already sold everything you own that had any financial value. But chances are, you've still got a few possessions that you can really cash in on if you auction them off on eBay.