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Riley seeks others to participate in a paired kidney donation.

Hello, My name is Riley Crowder. I am a 26 year old girl with my Masters in Child Life. For those of you who do not know what Child Life is: Child Life Specialist work in hospitals to normalize the … Continue reading

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Few kidney transplants done prior to dialysis

Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant … Continue reading

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A novel idea for a kidney search.

New Podcast “Straight Outta Kidneys with Jason Berry” now available o iTunes!  Would you trade your exclusive Yeezy sneakers for a kidney??  Matt Neal would!  I caught up with Matt and discussed the trials and tribulations of Peritoneal Dialysis and … Continue reading

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Family of teenager who donated kidney meet the recipient – 40 years later

It has been 46 years since two siblings from Bristol lost their older brother in a motorbike accident. For decades, Frances and Clive Hook have grieved for their brother Ellis, but had no idea who received the kidney which was … Continue reading

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Beauty queen met her kidney donor down the hall

“I did go through some deep, deep depression,” said Ellen Rorman. Rorman, a former Miss Eagan, is used to smiling for a crowd, but often, she felt more like crying in the dark. “In the beginning, I thought I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Donor Family Meets Kidney Recipient

A family in the Triad lost their 11-year-old daughter early this year. Ashanti died from an infection in the brain and a devastating stroke. Ashanti’s mom Donzaletta Whitt told WFMY News 2, it started as common respiratory issues during Christmas … Continue reading

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One family, three kidney donations to save a loved one

Sandy Webster is thankful for the men in her life. “I think I’m just surrounded by some really strong guys. My dad, my husband, my son. Hopefully that’s it,” said Webster. Webster said she hopes to never need another person … Continue reading

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Miracle kidney match

An Effingham County Sheriff’s Deputy who is in Stage 5 Renal Failure and searching for a kidney donor has found his match! We introduced you to Deputy Ivey Williamson in February when he launched a full-out social media campaign to … Continue reading

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Man donates kidney, contributes to longest kidney chain ever

It all started at UW Health. One Verona man offered to donate his kidney to his sister-in-law. Unfortunately he wasn’t a match but he still was able to donate to someone else, someone he didn’t even know- helping set off … Continue reading

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Ironman racer competes after donating kidney to wife

During Saturday’s Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Triathlon, most racers will compete after months, sometimes years, of training, strict diet regimens and vigorous workouts. But after donating a kidney to his wife, one of the thousands of participants will compete to … Continue reading

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