Dialysis and Kidney Transplant II

Here’s a YUGE development in organ transplant!

NEW LIVING ORGAN DONATION COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE ORGAN SUMMIT

From the National Kidney Foundation website…

“The White House annouced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the Live Donor Champion Program.  Developed by transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev at Johns Hopkins University, the Live Donor Champion Program aims to overcome common barriers to finding a living kidney donor—a need for more education about living donation; and a reluctance to start a conversation about donation among transplant candidates.”

There are over one hundred thousand patients seeking new kidneys and four thousand died in 2015 while waiting for a new kidney.  Only 1 in 5 of those 100k waiting will receive a kidney.  Getting living persons to donate a kidney increases the number available for transplant and living kidneys are better for transplant, too!

Read the news release here through the National Kidney Foundation page… 

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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One Response to Dialysis and Kidney Transplant II

  1. Greg Bill says:

    When i was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, i also learned that my kidney function was in decline. Luck was on my side one Father’s Day when i learned that both organs were available. I received a liver and kidney transplant on the same day through *meetorgandonor123@gmail.com* in a 10-hour surgery.

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