Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.

Paired kidney exchange offers hope to minority patients waiting for transplants

J. Keith Melancon, M.D. performing a surgery
Author: Joseph Keith Melancon, M.D.  |  Posted:

As a transplant surgeon and director of the George Washington University Transplant Institute, I have a special interest is in trying to get as many patients as possible kidney transplants. Patients who receive kidney transplants live a much longer life and are generally much happier than patients who remain on dialysis. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant, Kidney failure

A friend’s kindness leads to living kidney transplant

Dorothy Krummel and Melissa Sharpe
Author: Dialysis Clinic Inc.  |  Posted:

The medical team believes that the in-line transfusion between their fathers years ago may have played a role in the compatibility of the transplant. Circumstances beyond her control have shaped Dorothy Krummel’s life, for better and worse. Yet, the bigger picture has worked in her favor and unexpected individuals have carried her through her darkest moments. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Stories, Kidney transplant
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