Blog Posts: Kidney Transplant

More minority organ donors are needed Clive O. Callender, M.D.  |  Posted
A group of African and Hispanic women

National Minority Awareness Day has since become National Minority Awareness Week, and we observe it the first week of August every year. This special observance honors minorities who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors and take better care of their health in order to reduce the number needing a transplant. The number one problem in transplantation remains the shortage of organs.

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5 things you should know if you want a kidney transplant Elaine Milem  |  Posted
Middle-aged woman considering a kidney transplant

As a patient services advocate who works with potential transplant recipients at a major hospital, I spend a lot of time correcting misperceptions and educating patients about what they need to do to get on the transplant list. As a kidney transplant recipient, I have a lot of “inside knowledge” that I readily share with anyone who will listen.

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Pro hockey players win for AKF AKF staff  |  Posted
Fort Wayne Komets hockey team raises money for kidney patients

Whenever the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Komets professional hockey team took to the ice in December, they played to win—both to improve their standing in the ECHL league and to raise money to help kidney patients across the country.

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Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2 Richard Patterson III  |  Posted
Richard Patterson III and his son Richard Patterson Jr - kidney recipient and donor

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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