living kidney donation
Learn how donated organs can save lives
Dawn wanted nothing more than to soothe the suffering of a stranger. Touched by an article she read about living kidney donations, Dawn decided to take action with a selfless and life-saving act of her own.
Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University [...]
“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-profile career as a consultant for major athletes. [...]
UCLA Medical Center Performs Its First Living Donor Kidney "Swap" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fjVz3kVnaA UCLA Medical Center on Sept. 20 performed its first living donor kidney "swap," a procedure in which a loved one of a kidney transplant patient who is not compatible as a donor exchanges organs with another incompatible pair under an innovative [...]
Alan and Blyden's Story Kidney Transplant Rejuvenates a Life and Reconnects Old Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq-_7hyIEZ0 Friends since childhood but separated by years and geography, Alan Landros and Blyden Loutensock found each other again in a time of need. And when it came time for Loutensock to make a choice to help his old friend - [...]
Pam's Story Kidney Transplant Chain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xNrlp2y30 Pamela Heckathorn, of Cypress, Calif., was to receive a kidney from her cousin Dave Busk, who lives in the Los Angeles area; husband and wife Arturo and Maricela Carvajal, of Fillmore, Calif., were to have formed a donor-recipient pair; and Randy Platt, of Covina, Calif., wanted to [...]