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National Kidney Foundation

How Low Can You Go?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This is important news for the 1 in 3 Americans who are estimated to have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and death in our nation.

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...

Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

Controversy over a mom's attempt to save her daughter's life -- and the magnetic car sign she's using to do it -- is shining the spotlight on one New...

Let's Hear It for the Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This year, to recognize the organ I hold so dear, I'll be posting lots of health tips and hopefully some new-to-you information about the kidney -- what it does and how to make sure you're doing everything that you can to protect this vital organ.

A Kidney After One Day on the National Transplant Registry -- World Kidney Day Free Screenings

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

The story I'm about to finish here is, at the very least, a magical one. Perhaps a spiritual antidote -- if there is such a thing -- for so much lost to kidney disease.

U.S. Transplant Games Give Kidney Recipients The Chance To Compete

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Athletes from all over the United States will gather next week in Wisconsin to compete for medals in a dozen sports, including track and field, swimmi...

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.