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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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Six Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure Jerry Penso, M.D., MBA  |  Posted
Blood Pressure Monitor & Cuff

A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.

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7 Truths About Organ Donation David Klassen, M.D.  |  Posted
David Klassen, M.D.

Just one person has the power to save or enhance the lives of more than 50 people through organ, eye and tissue donation. In his Kidney Today blog post, UNOS Chief Medical Officer clears up some misconceptions about organ donation.

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