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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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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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Mom to donate kidney to another boy after son’s death

It was supposed to be a gift of life for her child: Her left kidney. A perfect match and a chance for her 18-year-old son to get off the leash of dialysis and have the healthy life he deserved. But … Continue reading

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Clyde Simms waits for another kidney transplant

Clyde Simms‘s day begins at 4:50 a.m. Three days a week, the former MLS midfielder reports to a dialysis clinic near home in the Boston area for a 6 o’clock appointment to have blood filtered for four hours, a treatment … Continue reading

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Woman gets kidney via 68-person organ donation chain

A Wausau woman is the last link in a 68-person kidney transplant chain of donations that started in Minnesota, spread across the country and ended at the University of Wisconsin in late March. After living with renal insufficiency for 30 … Continue reading

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