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The Disease of Kings

No, I’m not talking about kidney disease this time, but another ailment that is often associated with it: Gout. It was called the disease of kings or the rich man’s disease because historically gout was associated with the consumption of alcohol, red meat and seafood. 229 more words

UPDATE: Katy Mahon Receives Kidney After Plan for Donation Takes Ironic Turn

KELLY TOWNSHIP — Things fell into place rather quickly to Katy Mahon. She went from being on the transplant list with others ahead of her, to getting that new kidney early Tuesday morning. 785 more words


What can Diaverum do to increase the number of kidney transplants?

Kidney transplant is by far the single best renal replacement therapy. It improves patients’ quality of life more than any other modality. Therefore, we in Diaverum have started various networks and partnerships to increase the number of kidney transplants. 183 more words

Renal Disease

Waiting for a miracle

The title of this post came to mind from a Bruce Cockburn song. It has much more to do with the injustice faced by those in places like Nicaragua and Mozambique, countries with histories of violent conflict. 295 more words

Organ Donation Ethics-How Drs. decide who gets a transplant.

I came across this article on how Doctors decide who gets a transplant.


Quite a position to been in, having to choose who will live and who will die.   131 more words

Kidney Transplant

Boy, 2, has chance for normal life thanks to Niagara organ donor

WATCH ABOVE: Taylum Lamoureux has a shot at a normal life thanks to a stranger from Niagara Falls. Mark Carcasole reports. 

TORONTO — Taylum Lamoureux doesn’t know how happy he’s made a family he barely even knows, and how much hope he’s given his own. 546 more words