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Kidney Transplant

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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.

Yes, I'm Fat. But Why Is That All Anyone Sees?

Kathleen Brooks | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Brooks

When I resided in a different body, I didn't know how different my life would be and how different I would feel about myself in a fat body.

UKRO President Ken Kleinberg Hosts Annual Benefit for Research to End Kidney Disease

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton in support of the new USC (University of Southern Californ...

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...

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

You're Not Going To Believe Who Gave Her A Kidney

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News

Maybe they weren't a perfect couple, with dreams different enough to cause them to end their engagement eight years ago. But it turns out Daniel Burdi...

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...

Mom Asks Motorists To Help Daughter Seeking Kidney

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | Parents

BAY CITY, Mich. -- A Michigan mother desperate to find a kidney donor for her 10-year-old daughter is taking to the streets, using signs to ask passin...

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...