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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 involving donor from different blood group now possible

Trader Foo Wei Fong felt helpless watching his wife suffer during dialysis sessions three times a week and wished there was a way he could help her. The 52-year-old wanted to donate a kidney to her but doctors told him … Continue reading

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A Kidney Donation Chain Starts with a Brother and Sister

LaTwanya Goslee is preparing to make the donation of a lifetime. All LaTwanya ever wanted to do was help her younger brother Charles. “All I wanted to do was help him to live and have a longer life. That’s all … Continue reading

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Call for hospitals to learn from ‘freakish’ kidney transplant deaths

Family members of two transplant patients who died after being given donor kidneys infected with parasitic worms have urged the implementation of a coroner’s recommendations. Robert Stuart, 67, and Darren Hughes, 42, died days apart after each being given a … Continue reading

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Injured kidneys may be more viable for transplant than previously thought

In the US, more than 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. A new study led by Yale University in New Haven, CT, overturns previous thinking that injured kidneys from deceased donors are not fit for … Continue reading

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Surgery to remove donor’s kidney ends up saving his own life

A story of love and selflessness by a Kannapolis pastor takes an amazing twist. Tim Jones, who recently started Mercy Independent Baptist Church, donated one of his kidneys to friend and former professional wrestler Don Herbert, who is battling stage … Continue reading

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Facebook helps man find new kidney

Facebook helped to save the life of a sick man from Lynn by helping him find a new kidney. I definitely was never a proponent of the whole social media thing,” Chris Johnson said. But he said he has changed … Continue reading

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‘He’s our little miracle’

For most young people, turning 30 is seen as something of a landmark in life. But Amy Caulton from Hatton, Derbyshire, has celebrated the milestone two years earlier, after giving birth to the child she thought she could never have … Continue reading

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