Stepping up to the plate: What it means to be a living kidney donor
Heather Winfree knew how important getting a kidney transplant was for the health of her husband, Steve, after watching him spend more than a year on dialysis. She learned the facts about kidney donation, and got tested to see if her kidney was a match for her husband. In a video that has now gone viral, Heather reveals to Steve that she is a kidney match and is able to donate one of her kidneys to him, possibly by the end of this month.
Join AKF to hear from Steve and Heather about their journey, as well as Dr. Macey Henderson of Johns Hopkins, an expert in the field of living donation. This webinar will provide an overview of the risks and benefits of living kidney donation, as well as clear up any doubts or questions you, or your family members, may have about the process of being a kidney donor.
- Hear from a prospective living donor and future kidney recipient (Heather and Steve) about their experience with kidney donation so far.
- Understand the risks and benefits of living kidney donation.
- Understand the process of living kidney donation, including the medical evaluation, donation surgery, recovery, and follow-up care.