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National Kidney Center Getting the word out on chronic kidney disease http://nationalkidneycenter.org

The National Kidney Center is a Virginia non-stock corporation, registered as a Section 501 (c)(3) non profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The National Kidney Center will partner with related non-profit organizations and other charitable donors to support early screening, detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

On what would have been her younger brother’s 40th birthday, Christina Kebort voluntarily went into surgery to save th...
04/02/2018
Area Woman Donates Kidney In Memory Of Late Brother | News, Sports, Jobs - Post Journal

On what would have been her younger brother’s 40th birthday, Christina Kebort voluntarily went into surgery to save the life of someone she’d only recently met.

Area Woman Donates Kidney In Memory Of Late Brother Page One Apr 1, 2018 Gavin Paterniti Entertainment/Features Reporter [email protected] Jamestown resident Christina Kebort, left, donated her left kidney to Long Island resident Lillian Reis on March 13. Kebort specifically chose that dat...

The father of a man dragged to death by his girlfriend donated his son's kidney to his best friend, who has been waiting...
03/28/2018
Man dragged to death by girlfriend donates kidney to best friend

The father of a man dragged to death by his girlfriend donated his son's kidney to his best friend, who has been waiting for a new kidney since last year.

The father of a man dragged to death by his girlfriend donated his son's kidney to his best friend, who has been waiting for a new kidney since last year.

Braam van Niekerk’s health took a turn for the worst last year, when doctors indicated that his kidney function had de...
03/26/2018
Vryheid mum donates kidney to save son's life | Vryheid Herald

Braam van Niekerk’s health took a turn for the worst last year, when doctors indicated that his kidney function had deteriorated to just 6%. A kidney transplant became critical for Braam to survive.

Braam van Niekerk's health took a turn for the worst last year, when doctors indicated that his kidney function had deteriorated to just 6%. A kidney transplant became critical for Braam to survive.

A former University of Kansas basketball star visited the Statehouse Tuesday, not to lobby lawmakers to cheer for his be...
03/21/2018
Former KU hoops star raises awareness of kidney disease

A former University of Kansas basketball star visited the Statehouse Tuesday, not to lobby lawmakers to cheer for his beloved Jayhawks, but to spread a life-saving message.

Alonzo Jamison visited the Statehouse Tuesday, not to lobby lawmakers to cheer for his beloved Jayhawks, but to spread a life-saving message.

Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for de...
03/19/2018
Do You Need a Kidney Health Check?

Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one.

Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one.

Monica Calle gave her husband three children during their long marriage — and as their 23rd wedding anniversary approa...
03/16/2018
Husband donates kidney to wife of 23 years: 'I felt like I won the lottery'

Monica Calle gave her husband three children during their long marriage — and as their 23rd wedding anniversary approached, Cesar Calle gave her a kidney.

Cesar Calle shows his love to his wife Monica by giving her a kidney in the first successful live donor surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital's Memorial Transplant Institute in Hollywood.

Seven weeks after her second kidney transplant, Judi Galazin, 68, was anxious to get back to mountain biking. But in the...
03/14/2018
Second kidney transplant gives woman new life

Seven weeks after her second kidney transplant, Judi Galazin, 68, was anxious to get back to mountain biking. But in the meantime, she luxuriated in being allowed to drink all the water she wants.

Seven weeks after her second kidney transplant, Judi Galazin, 68, was anxious to get back to mountain biking. But in the meantime, she luxuriated in being allowed to drink all

March is National Kidney Month, and one local woman is sharing her story to raise awareness about the life-threatening c...
03/12/2018
Richland woman hoping to bring awareness to kidney health

March is National Kidney Month, and one local woman is sharing her story to raise awareness about the life-threatening consequences of diabetes and high blood pressure.

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP - March is National Kidney Month, and one local woman is sharing her story to raise awareness about the life-threatening consequences of diabetes and high blood pressure.Charlene Tarnowsky is on dialysis for kidney failure for the second

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins have figured out a way to cure kidneys infected with hepatitis C, which would allow them to be used for dialysis patients in desperate need of a transplant.

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s often a silent killer with no early warning signs. H...
03/02/2018
Falls Park Lit Orange, Raising Kidney Disease Awareness - KDLT

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s often a silent killer with no early warning signs. However, there are ways to find out if you have it.

Share This:FacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitterEmailSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s often a silent killer with no early warning signs. However, there are ways to find out if you have it. That’s motivating the National Kidney Foundation t...

Dustin Kent, of Saint Albans, West Virginia, was devastated when he learned he wasn’t a match for his father who despe...
02/28/2018
Two Families Undergo West Virginia's First 'Kidney Swap: 'It Was a Miracle'

Dustin Kent, of Saint Albans, West Virginia, was devastated when he learned he wasn’t a match for his father who desperately needed a kidney transplant. Less than 15 miles away, in Charleston, Pam and Brian King were experiencing the same heartache.

"Everything just fell into place. I think it was a miracle," David Kent, 57, tells PEOPLE of the 'miracle' surgery that saved his life

A Dartmouth woman’s search for a new kidney has led her to an unexpected bond with a fellow resident.
02/26/2018
A local woman is getting some unexpected help in search of a new kidney

A Dartmouth woman’s search for a new kidney has led her to an unexpected bond with a fellow resident.

A Dartmouth woman’s search for a new kidney has led her to an unexpected bond with a fellow resident.Patricia Kehoe has been in need of a kidney since 2014.She says the anemia caused by her kidney disease can take its toll.You're tired, you forget what you

A phone call Matt Bruemmer received around 10 a.m. Jan. 21 changed his life forever.
02/21/2018
Seymour man receives kidney transplant after benefit ride, donations raise money

A phone call Matt Bruemmer received around 10 a.m. Jan. 21 changed his life forever.

A phone call Matt Bruemmer received around 10 a.m. Jan. 21 changed his life forever. Janel Lee with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis called to tell Bruemmer to be there that afternoon to start preparation for a kidney transplant. The Seymour man was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, or Berger...

Police officer Art Calvert suffers from renal kidney disease. When he got sick two years ago and needed a kidney, the wo...
02/16/2018
Police dispatcher donates kidney to save fellow cop

Police officer Art Calvert suffers from renal kidney disease. When he got sick two years ago and needed a kidney, the word was put out through social media. That's when police dispatcher Debra Ballard stepped in to give Calvert the gift of life.

​"Out of the blue, my guardian angel in blue came along and she tested without even telling me."

Richie Sully knows he doesn't need two kidneys. So when a friend showed him a Facebook post with Rob Leibowitz's now-inf...
02/02/2018
Man with Blair roots donates kidney after seeing Facebook post

Richie Sully knows he doesn't need two kidneys. So when a friend showed him a Facebook post with Rob Leibowitz's now-infamous T-shirt, he figured "Why not?"

Richie Sully knows he doesn't need two kidneys. So when a friend showed him a Facebook post with Rob Leibowitz's now-infamous T-shirt, he figured "Why not?"

Robert Leibowitz owes his life to a message on a T-shirt. The Brooklyn native's kidneys were failing — functioning at ...
01/26/2018
A man goes to Disney World looking for a kidney. He finds one.

Robert Leibowitz owes his life to a message on a T-shirt. The Brooklyn native's kidneys were failing — functioning at just 5%.
But the list for a transplant was long and he worried he'd run out of time. So he hit upon a plan. He headed to Disney World.

Robert Leibowitz owes his life to a message on a T-shirt.

Family, friends and neighbors in the greater Morris community turned out in a crowd of approximately 150 at the Morris C...
01/24/2018
Friends gather to benefit Morris boy with kidney disease

Family, friends and neighbors in the greater Morris community turned out in a crowd of approximately 150 at the Morris Community Hall on Jan. 12 for a dinner to benefit a two-year-old Morris boy who is battling a rare kidney disease.

Family, friends and neighbors in the greater Morris community turned out in a crowd of approximately 150 at the Morris Community Hall on Jan. 12 for a dinner to benefit

Mandy and Paul McFarlane are the perfect match in every way – apart from their kidneys which only matched by one facto...
01/22/2018
Preston wife donated her kidney to save husband's life

Mandy and Paul McFarlane are the perfect match in every way – apart from their kidneys which only matched by one factor.

Mandy and Paul McFarlane are the perfect match in every way – apart from their kidneys which only matched by one factor.

Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was just filling in while his regu...
01/15/2018
Florida teacher donates kidney to student’s mother

Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was just filling in while his regular teacher was on maternity leave -- but the two are forever linked, now that she gave a kidney that’s keeping his mother alive.

Donna Hoagland wasn’t even supposed to be Troy Volk’s fourth-grade teacher -- she was ju...

The revelation for Boxford resident Eric Swanson came at church, during a part of the service at the North Shore Unitari...
01/12/2018
Boxford man donates kidney to Ipswich woman

The revelation for Boxford resident Eric Swanson came at church, during a part of the service at the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers called “cares and celebrations.”

The revelation for Boxford resident Eric Swanson came at church, during a part of the service at the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers

The kidney is the most needed organ in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
01/10/2018
Man banks kidney for longtime friend through kidney exchange

The kidney is the most needed organ in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

However, a program at UW Hospital is helping patients move up on the list quicker, thanks to donors who may not even be a match.

She received a new kidney, and then being healthy began to weigh on her. Alison Foster knew she needed to lose weight an...
01/03/2018
Gift of kidney inspires weight loss

She received a new kidney, and then being healthy began to weigh on her. Alison Foster knew she needed to lose weight and begin a journey to better health.

Alison Foster lost 130 pounds after receiving a new kidney.

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his k...
01/02/2018
Woman aims to find kidney donor for her dad

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his kidneys can't.

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his kidneys can't.

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his k...
01/02/2018
Woman aims to find kidney donor for her dad

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his kidneys can't.

For five hours at a time, Tim Shelton, sits at a local dialysis clinic three times a week to let a machine do what his kidneys can't.

San Francisco Police Officer Anna Cuthbertson hadn't considered organ donation until she listened to a podcast about a w...
12/22/2017
San Francisco police officer donates kidney to save a stranger

San Francisco Police Officer Anna Cuthbertson hadn't considered organ donation until she listened to a podcast about a woman who had done it. After some research, she determined she would donate one of her kidneys to help a stranger live.

San Francisco Police Officer Anna Cuthbertson hadn't considered organ donation until she listened to a podcast about a woman who had done it. After some research, she determined she would

While the normal wait for a donor kidney can be as long as a decade, Robert Leibowitz found a match within a few months,...
12/20/2017
Photo at Magic Kingdom helps New Jersey man find lifesaving kidney donor

While the normal wait for a donor kidney can be as long as a decade, Robert Leibowitz found a match within a few months, thanks to a T-shirt and a trip to the Magic Kingdom.

While the normal wait for a donor kidney can be as long as a decade, Robert Leibowitz found a match within a few months, thanks to a T-shirt and a trip to the Magic Kingdom.

Many people throw their diets out the window during the holiday season and attempt to “start over” in the new year. ...
12/18/2017
5 Healthy Holiday Tips For Kidney Patients

Many people throw their diets out the window during the holiday season and attempt to “start over” in the new year. But for people with kidney disease, this can be a dangerous decision. Learn how to keep yourself, or your loved one, healthy this holiday season.

Holiday parties with family and friends can be a highlight of the holiday season. Dieting during the holidays is no fun! Many people throw their diets out the window during the holiday season and attempt to “start over” in the new year. But for people with kidney disease, this can be a dangerous...

She’s lived her life bringing medical aid to those in need, and now a Murfreesboro nurse is in desperate need of surge...
12/15/2017
Tennessee nurse who has served others for 25 years now needs help

She’s lived her life bringing medical aid to those in need, and now a Murfreesboro nurse is in desperate need of surgery and help herself.

She’s lived her life bringing medical aid to those in need, and now a Murfreesboro nurse is in desperate need of surgery and help herself.

Right now, more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
12/13/2017
Anonymous Live Kidney Donor Saves Woman's Life

Right now, more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.

Woman who donated a kidney to a stranger meets the recipient during a unique reunion at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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