Transplant science is making progress year after year, but one thing that does give me pause when I contemplate receiving a transplanted kidney is the awareness that a transplant will eventually fail. 390 more words
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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin says a teacher who donated a kidney to an eight-year-old girl from her school went home Friday afternoon.
The hospitals said organ donor Jodi Schmidt and recipient Natasha Fuller saw each other Friday for the first time since their surgery on Tuesday. 91 more words
NEW HAVEN – Imagine your best friend dies while serving his country and 17 years later, you have the opportunity to save his mother’s life. That’s the scenario that played out for Jason Gaddy. 279 more words
There are many diseases’ that cause the need for replacing an organ. In this article I will focus on one organ, the Kidney. The Kidney is a filter and to keep it simple, it filters the blood to remove waste products, balance electrolytes and fluid. 1,295 more words
I donated a kidney in 2001 and since then my serum Creatinine levels have been steady at 1.8. The Nephrologist said that since Creatinine is a function of kidney volume, this is normal for me. I recently volunteered to have a free cardiac angiogram to test the new machine but they will not perform the test because it requires contrast medium and my Creatinine is too high. My concern is that if I ever need to have a test requiring contrast, will I be able to? I am asymptomatic and always have been. I have slight hypertension for which I take Norvasc.
INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Wilson lives on through five people. His family doesn’t know who they are or where they are or what their conditions are, but knowing his life may have saved or helped others is everything to them. 1,070 more words