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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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Kidney transplant changed Elizabeth Hylick’s life forever

In December of 2002, Elizabeth Hylick’s received a phone call from her doctor who delivered some bad news. She was in the advanced kidney renal failure and would have to go into dialysis. That call changed her life forever. #“I … Continue reading

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Sandy meets Emily, the woman who helped save her life with an organ donation.

Sometimes, the pain was so bad Sandy Lynch wished for death. Three days a week for seven years — three to three and a half hours each session — the Fresno woman visited a dialysis clinic, where plastic tubes ran … Continue reading

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Utah inmate dies three weeks before scheduled release after kidney dialysis provider failed to show up TWICE

A Utah prison inmate is dead of an apparent heart attack related to renal failure after a dialysis provider didn’t show up for a scheduled treatment for two days in a row, a prison official said Tuesday. Ramon C. Estrada, … Continue reading

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Woman’s journey to kidney transplant

Lois Newman knew the odds: Her mother and grandmother had died of polycystic kidney disease, her brother had undergone a kidney transplant 20 years earlier, and she was on daily doses of medication and dialysis machines three days a week. … Continue reading

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Artificial Kidney: Freedom for dialysis patients

Around 31 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. For patients with irreversible kidney problems, dialysis is a life-saving therapy. But it’s also a tough treatment that requires a lot of time. Now, an artificial kidney may offer patients more freedom. … Continue reading

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Kidney donation to allow girl, 4, to eat for first time

Brielle Trice will taste food for the first time this summer. The 4-year-old is undergoing a kidney transplant that will free her from a dialysis machine and, with time, a feeding tube, the only form of nutrition she’s known. With … Continue reading

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Bipartisan, bicameral legislation provides roadmap for improving kidney care in America

Caring for patients with complex medical conditions is more complicated today than ever before. While we have a variety of state-of-the art treatments, we also have a health care system that is fragmented, inefficient and costly – one that keeps … Continue reading

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Kidney patient lobbying Congress today

To outsiders, Pete DiGennaro looks healthy. He starts most days before 6 a.m., volunteers at a Knights of Columbus charitable group, cares for his 16-year-old son, Chase, as a single parent and brings him to jujitsu practice multiple times a … Continue reading

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No kidney for you, Alice.

Alice Zhang says she’s being denied a life-saving kidney transplant because doctors at Vancouver General Hospital have decided she is mentally ill. The 45-year-old mother of two, who speaks only Cantonese, and her family say she has no history of … Continue reading

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