Category Archives: Transplant

Dialysis and Kidney Talk


  The Renal Support Network has a great resource called, “Kidney Talk”.  From their website… KidneyTalk is an online bi-weekly, half-hour radio talk show featuring RSN Founder & President Lori Hartwell. All shows (over 200 of them!) are available 24hrs … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Rationing


I originally published this post in January, 2013 but I had occasion to review it recently and decided to re-publish it.   There’s a great article in the Seattle Times that covers the history of dialysis.  The title is: “The … Continue reading

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Kidney Donor Funding


I came across this and figured it would be helpful for those having potential live donors.  This fund  will pay up to $6,000 for travel and lodging expenses. If you know  of someone donating a kidney, please pass this along. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and News


  Here’s some very interesting and encouraging news for kidney patients with FSGS,,, Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that treatment with abatacept (Orencia) appeared to halt the course of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in five patients, preventing four … Continue reading

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Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?


Originally posted on eleisawifelife:
I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early…

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Dialysis and Love


I had to pass this along to you, my readers, because it’s a wonderful story about a woman in dialysis and her supportive brother who happens to be an NFL player. They are best friends. Its a love story. Click … Continue reading

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Dialysis and 5 Myths


Dear Readers! Last month, for World Kidney Day, the British Columbia Renal Agency in Canada released a publication called, “A time to correct some myths about kidney disease”.  It lists five myths about kidney disease and attempts to correct them … Continue reading

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