New hope for kidney transplant patients – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

This was originally published on this siteBY BETTY ANN ADAM, THE STARPHOENIX MAY 23, 2015 After more than three years on kidney dialysis, Debbie Posehn thought she would be chained to the life-saving machine for the rest of her life. She felt weak, tired and cold all the time. She couldn’t go swimming or soak Read more about New hope for kidney transplant patients – Saskatoon StarPhoenix[…]

New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News

This was originally published on this siteHelen Branswell, The Canadian Press Published Friday, May 22, 2015 12:10PM EDT TORONTO — A new national program has been set up to help hard-to-match people waiting for kidney transplants to get the organs they need. The program is designed to assist people who are “highly sensitized,” meaning they Read more about New program aims to help hard-to-match kidney transplant patients – CTV News[…]

Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope – Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

This was originally published on this siteIf you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a Read more about Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope – Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic[…]

Improved transplant drugs benefiting kidney recipients – WTNH

This was originally published on this siteBy Jocelyn Maminta Medical/Health ReporterPublished: May 12, 2015, 4:36 pm  Updated:May 12, 2015, 6:01 pm NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Improved drugs are making a huge difference in kidney transplants. They are now better able to help prevent the body from rejecting a donated kidney. On average, a donated kidney off Read more about Improved transplant drugs benefiting kidney recipients – WTNH[…]

Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants – Fairfield Daily Republic

This was originally published on this siteBy Amy Maginnis-Honey FAIRFIELD — Louise Ward and Jordan Terry have never met. Both are waiting for kidney transplants. But their stories are quite different. Ward, a Suisun City resident, underwent a transplant last summer. Her body rejected the new kidney. Something went wrong during her second surgery to remove Read more about Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants – Fairfield Daily Republic[…]

68-person kidney chain fills transplantation gap at AGH – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This was originally published on this site April 16, 2015 12:30 AM Joe Smydo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With donations from cadavers unable to meet demand for organs, transplant experts in Pittsburgh and around the country Wednesday hailed a 68-person kidney chain as the kind of approach urgently needed to counter a growing transplant waiting list. Read more about 68-person kidney chain fills transplantation gap at AGH – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette[…]

Local Teacher Celebrates Organ Transplant with Field Trip to Nebraska Medicine

Posted: Tue 8:55 AM, Mar 24, 2015 March isn’t just about March Madness. It also marks National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease, the gradual loss of kidney function. More than 26 million American adults have CKD, which is mainly caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Many patients will Read more about Local Teacher Celebrates Organ Transplant with Field Trip to Nebraska Medicine[…]