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Waiting for a Match

September 15, 2015

Waiting for a Match

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I’ve been on dialysis for 11 years,” says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains hopeful. “I stay positive about […]

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