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Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2 Richard Patterson III  |  Posted
Richard Patterson, Jr. & Richard Patterson III

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.

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Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 1 Richard Patterson, Jr.  |  Posted
Richard Patterson, Jr. & Richard Patterson III

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson, Jr. received a kidney from his son, Richard Patterson III, in June 2014. In Part 1, Richard Patterson, Jr. tells his story of cancer and kidney failure, and eventually receiving his transplant.

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4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease AKF Staff  |  Posted
4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally.

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