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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monitor your kidney health

Maui Weekly | Jill Holley - National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i, Maui Office , Maui Weekly

Pacific Islanders are at the highest risk for kidney disease
In Hawai'i, hundreds are waiting for transplants. More than 134,294 people nationwide are waiting on an organ transplant. Hawai'i has a high incidence of kidney disease with estimates of 162,000 that are affected with chronic kidney disease. Specifically, Hawai'i has about 3,300 kidney disease patients who are suffering from kidney failure and participating in dialysis. Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians and Filipinos, are at the highest risk for kidney disease, but it also strikes Hispanic and Japanese in high numbers. For more information on transplants, visit the "Donate Life Hawai'i Organ and Tissue Donor Registry."

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i (NKFH) wants you to know that kidney health can improve, but it takes swift and proactive management. The more common form of kidney disease happens slowly, over a long period of time. This is called chronic kidney disease. You might have heard it called CKD. Kidney disease happens without your knowledge and is often referred to as the silent killer. Chronic kidney disease is a lifetime illness; it will not go away and is a widespread problem, especially in older people. In an early stage of the disease, the kidneys don't do a good job of removing extra water and waste out of the blood. Over time, the problem gets worse, and the kidneys may completely stop working. This is called end-stage renal disease or ESRD. Renal is another word for kidney. Continue reading
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2014 National Minority Donor Awareness Week

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National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually August 1-7, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities of the desperate need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community and how to register their decision to Donate Life.

Approximately 64 percent of those on New York's transplant waiting list are minorities. While people of all ages and ethnicities can save and enhance lives through donation, organs are matched to recipients by a variety of factors—such as blood and tissue type—which can vary by race and ethnicity.

While skin color is not a barrier when it comes to organ donations and transplants, the odds of a transplant being successful are much greater when a minority recipient receives an organ from a minority donor. Continue reading
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Organ Donation Saving Local Lives

KREX TV | Emily Frederick


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Grand Junction City Council proclaimed April as Donate Life Grand Junction month.

Three months after the proclamation the city of Grand Junction is just 0.3 percent behind the Colorado state average for registered donors at 67.3 percent.

"The phone rang and the beeper went off at the same time and they said, 'Well, we have a kidney for you, but you have to get over here now,'" said organ donation recipient from Grand Junction, Debi Carson-Youngerman, "it's something not to be taken lightly because here's someone and a group of people who have made a huge decision to give you something, and you have to take care of it."

Youngerman lives with the reality daily that her life was made possible through the loss of another. Continue reading
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539 men, women and children died waiting last year in New York.

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OH BY THE WAY, WE FOUND YOU A HEART'

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Don Ramsey at Parliament Hill Veteran’s demonstration in 2014 (PHOTO: Don Ramsey)​.​

Not many people drive themselves to their own heart transplant surgeries. Don Ramsey has. In June of 2008, the Royal Canadian Navy veteran drove to an appointment at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre that led to a heart transplant six weeks later.

On July 30, 2008, Ramsey – then 65 years old– received a heart transplant at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. Here's his story in his own words:

"I had four heart attacks within a period of about six months (starting in 1998) -- I was wondering why I was so tired and worn out and draggy all the time.

I only had one that knocked me right down and out but the rest were there – not quite as severe as the one that was the final straw that broke the camel's back. And at the fourth one, that's when I was finally diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart). Continue reading
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U.S. Army medic gets the gift of life

WTNH | By Jocelyn Maminta

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Her tour of duty brought her to the front lines of war.

Then Holly Audet returned to Bristol, only to find herself in the midst of a personal battle. The U.S. Army veteran needed a heart transplant.

Proud to wear Army fatigues, the trained combat medic Audet, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she absorbed the reality of war. “I dealt with it but you put on a mask to separate yourself.”

That courage was put to the test, shortly after the 27-year-old left the military to come home. “I developed this really bad cough,” she said.

Extensive testing led to the diagnosis of end stage heart failure, cardiomyopathy. Dr. Dan Jacoby, Medical Director of the Advance Heat Failure Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, explained, “It means that the heart has become so weak that it can’t sufficiently pump enough blood to supply all the organs and nutrients that they need so the organs start to fail.” Continue reading

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Notre Dame High School grads recount lightning victim’s final hours at Venice Beach

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Courtesy photo. Nick Fagnano, 20, of Los Angeles. Fagnano was killed Sunday, July 27, 2014 after lightning struck while he was in the water at Venice Beach.

HANCOCK PARK.  When Alex Zamora realized it was drizzling Sunday, he texted two of his best friends to ask if they still wanted to head to the beach that day to play volleyball.

Brett Sesma was already on the way to Zamora’s house and Nick Fagnano wasn’t about to let a bit of rain disrupt their plans.

“I really want to go!” Fagnano, 20, of downtown Los Angeles, texted his two friends with whom he had played baseball at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

Once at Venice Beach, the young men volleyed and played catch under a cloudy sky. As Sesma left to feed a parking meter, he saw the sun had broken through the clouds.  When he returned, Fagnano said he wanted to go into the water to rinse off.  Continue reading
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Pilot didn't see man, daughter before making emergency landing on beach

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VENICE -- For the first time, we're hearing from the pilot whose plane hit and killed a father and daughter on a Venice Beach as well as from close family friends of the victims.

Both are in mourning and devastated by what happened.

"The reality really hasn't set in," said Sgt. Jose Bocanegra as he Skyped with Bay News 9 from his home in Hawaii.

He said he’s not only lost a fellow soldier but also a friend.

He and Sgt. First Class Ommy Irizarry shared a special bond, he said, one like no other.

"One of the greatest guys possibly you'd ever meet,” said Sgt. Bocanegra. “He was willing to help anybody and anyone with anything."

Irizarry, the devoted husband and father, was killed Saturday as he walked along a Venice beach with his daughter, Oceana, 9, who died at All Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. Continue reading
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Pledging to share the gift of life through death

The Hindu
Compassion without compulsion brings the best results. And the Minister for Health V.S. Sivakumar, is perhaps aiming to achieve that when it comes to organ donation.

Compassion without compulsion brings the best results. And the Minister for Health V.S. Sivakumar, is perhaps aiming to achieve that when it comes to organ donation. Decision to donate organs by relatives of people who are certified brain dead has to happen voluntarily, he said.

Inaugurating the tenth anniversary of liver transplantation at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on Tuesday, Mr. Sivakumar said it will become great blessings for the people who are waiting for such benevolent actions. Continue reading
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Mrs. Mississippi sings Corinth's praises

WTVA | Susan Parker
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mrs. Mississippi Dawn Gaines has a song to sing and a very personal story to tell about heroes. That's how she feels about organ donors including the one who donated a heart to her father-in-law.

"Still living life to the fullest, so it just goes to show one person signed up (who) was willing to donate their organ and he has life left to live," said Dawn Gaines.

John Gaines is among those we find at this Mississippi Driver's License District Office in Corinth.

It's a celebration for a job well done and a tribute to their being among the top three cities in the state for organ donors. Continue reading
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Parents’ pride as brave Jack gets posthumous award

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AWARD HONOUR ... the late Jack Leggett and, below, his proud parents Alfie Leggett and Susan Clarkson.

A BRAVE South Tyneside schoolboy, whose organs were donated to help save the lives of other youngsters, is to be recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Jack Leggett, nine, lost his battle with a brain tumour, just two months after being diagnosed, on December 22.

His devastated family allowed his organs to be donated, helping to save the lives of three people.

Now, the youngster has been put forward for a posthumous Order of St John award after being nominated by NHS Blood and Transplant.

The letter was delivered to his parents Alfie Leggett and Susan Clarkson last week, inviting the couple to an awards ceremony at Newcastle Civic Centre in October. Continue reading
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Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield: Organ Donors Half of National Average in NYS

WAER | John Smith
New York State lags behind the US when it comes to registered organ donors but, ranks as the third highest for patients in need. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield says that only 48 percent of adults are REGISTERED nationwide and only half of that figure, or 22 percent are from New York State. However, Upstate New York has a higher number of registered donors at 32 percent. Meanwhile, BCBS Regional President Dr. Arthur Vercillo sees first hand as a surgeon the positive impacts an organ donor can have on life.
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Vercillo adds that he’s also seen kidney patients undergoing dialysis who suffer from complications and the treatment alone is not going to be a satisfactory solution. One of the biggest impacts he’s seen from an organ donation is the benefits of an ailing PERSONAL friend who received a heart transplant.  Continue reading
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'Spice' is a deadly ingredient

Daily Pilot | Emily Foxhall

Loved ones of 19-year-old Connor Eckhardt, from right, his mother Veronica Eckhardt, aunt Terri Mehrguth, sister Sabrina Eckhardt, 18, father Devin Eckhardt and close friend Jaclyn Westfall, 20, look on as a helicopter carrying Connor's heart flies off from Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on Thursday. (KEVIN CHANG, Daily Pilot / July 17, 2014)
Family of teen who died after smoking synthetic pot warns others to stay away from the powerful and unpredictable drug.
Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son's left foot.

"Connor would not like what we're doing," she remarked, but his foot did not twitch.

Doctors had declared Connor Eckhardt brain-dead the day before, at age 19. Machines breathed for him in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Hoag Hospital.

Veronica's husband, Devin, held his son's leg steady as she continued to apply a mixture of brown and blue, Connor's favorite colors.

Their son's decision to donate his organs had allowed the couple extra time at his bedside. Tests needed to be run. Appropriate organ recipients had to be identified.

On the day of his surgery, Veronica had been thinking of footprints they made when Connor was little. She wanted to make another set, so her mother and father-in-law went to buy supplies at Michaels. These painted prints would commemorate his end. Continue reading
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hockey player fights back from kidney failure to compete in British Transplant Games

Buckingham Today | Kerry Hathway

A keen hockey and tennis player who has battled kidney failure will represent Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at the British Transplant Games in August.

Flora King, 16, from Granborough will join the GOSH renal team to represent the hospital and compete against athletes from other UK hospitals in tennis, ball throw, long jump and table tennis. She will also be helping to run the mini tennis event for five to twelve year olds. The games take place in Bolton from August 7 to 10.

Flora said: “I’m so happy to be going to the British Transplant Games again this year. As well as competing in my events, I’m looking forward to helping out with the mini tennis event – it’s such a fantastic sport and I hope we can get lots of children excited about playing tennis.”

Flora was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2009 after her tennis coach noticed the first signs of her illness. She had a successful kidney transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital the following year, when her dad, David, donated a kidney. Continue reading
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EC residents involved in tranplants compete in tournament

Leader - Telegram | By Emily Miels

Etta McDonald, left, her husband, Jim McDonald, right, and fellow Eau Claire resident Josh Bergeron proudly show the medals and badges they won during the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas. Etta donated a kidney to Jim six years ago, and Bergeron had a heart transplant 15 years ago.

When Jim McDonald found out he had polycystic kidney disease, his wife, Etta, gave him the gift of life by donating one of her kidneys to him.

Six years later, the Eau Claire couple aren’t letting the transplant slow them down. The McDonalds returned from the Transplant Games of America earlier this month, where they competed in athletics alongside other transplant recipients, donors and donor families.

The Transplant Games of America, which took place July 11-15 in Houston, Texas, is a biennial event that attracted thousands of people from throughout the U.S. The games are a tribute to what the McDonalds, and others with similar experiences, endured and have since accomplished.

“It’s very humbling,” Jim McDonald, 58, said.

The McDonalds competed alongside about 60 others on Team Wisconsin. Etta McDonald, 55, swam, and her husband participated on the group basketball team. Continue reading
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This kid doesn't miss a beat

Muscatine Journal | Ky Cochran

KY COCHRAN/MUSCATINE JOURNAL. Kim Scadlock of Muscatine holds her son Beckham during a visit to the Muscatine Journal last week. Beckham, the recipient of a heart transplant, competed in the Transplant Games of America July 11-15.
BECKHAM SCADLOCK HAD A HEART TRANSPLANT WHEN HE WAS LESS THAN A MONTH OLD. NOW HE'S COMPETING IN NATIONWIDE TRANSPLANT GAMES

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Beckham Scadlock will be turning 7 in a few days. It's hard to tell by looking at him — with his enthusiastic smile and bashful habit of hiding behind his hair — that his seventh birthday almost didn't come. It's harder still to tell that the heart that brings the flush of color to this young's boy face wasn't the one he was born with.

"My heart came from Jake," Beckham said, after returning from this year's Transplant Games of America. Jake is the infant whose heart saved Beckham's life when he was only 16 days old, his mother Kim Scadlock explained.

Beckham was born with mitral valve and tricuspid valve stenosis, conditions which caused his heart to be unable to pump enough oxygenated blood for his body due to the valves in his heart being stiff and three times as thick as they should have been. He was placed on the transplant list six days after being born. Continue reading
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New York state lags nation in organ donor registrations

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ROCHESTER, NY (07/29/2014)(readMedia)-- New York state adults register themselves as organ and tissue donors at less than half the rate of adults nationwide, but the need for lifesaving organs in New York state is among the highest in the country, according to a report issued today by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

While less than half of American adults (48 percent) are registered organ and tissue donors, only 22 percent of New York state adults are on the registry. Upstate New York's percentage of registered donors (31 percent) is higher than the state number.

"When I first saw the analysis, I thought this can't be right," said Martin Lustick, M.D., senior vice president and corporate medical director, Excellus BCBS. "Then I realized that the numbers are less about New Yorkers being less inclined to donate organs, and more about the barriers that exist to becoming an organ donor in our state."

Additional donors on the registry would increase New York state's adult organ and tissue donor registration participation rate, which currently is lower than rates in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Montana, at 84 percent, has the nation's highest rate of adult participation, while Puerto Rico (17 percent) and Vermont (18 percent) have the lowest donor registration rates. Thirty-two states each have at least 50 percent of the adult population enrolled as donors. Continue reading
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Loughborough MP urges people to spell out their organ donation decision

Nicky Morgan NP

New figures out this week show that just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor but this figure rises to 95% when they know the decision. To mark this year’s National Transplant Week which took place earlier this month, Nicky is encouraging constituents to make their families aware of their decision to be a donor.

Nicky recently appeared at an event at the Houses of Parliament organised by NHS Blood and Transplant and the British Kidney Patient Association encouraging residents from Loughborough to inform their families of their decision to be a donor. The aim of this year’s Transplant Week campaign was to get people to ‘spell out’ their donation decision to increase awareness that families will be asked to agree to organ donation and to encourage more people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register. Continue reading
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Donation will enable tennis star Gemma Wardle to compete in Transplant Games

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SPORTSWOMAN Gemma Wardle is serving up her hopes for this year's Transplant Games.

And thanks to The Artie White Foundation, the mum-of-one will be now be able to cover the cost of the accommodation and transport for the games in Bolton next month.

As reported, 30-year-old Gemma was diagnosed with failing kidneys when she was just five and received a kidney transplant aged seven.

For the past 23 years she, along with her parents, has promoted the merits of carrying donor cards and organ donation.

She has taken part in the Transplant Games in the UK and has also previously represented Britain in the World Games in France and Canada where she won a gold medal in the 100 metres sprint. Continue reading
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Fighting Kidney Failure, Husband and Wife Both Seek Donors

NBC Philadelphia | Queen Muse

Sheila Phillips and her husband of 46-years, Mike, both need kidneys.

Mike and Sheila Phillips don't have much in common.

"I'm a 'get it done now' type, and my wife is a little more laidback," Mike said.

The happily married couple of 46 years describe their relationship as a classic case of "opposites attract," except for one unfortunate commonality: They both suffer from chronic kidney disease and are desperately seeking donors.

"Doctors have told us it is not unprecedented but really rare for a husband and wife to both need organ transplants," he said. "So if I have to stand in front of a shopping center with signs saying 'Hey buddy, I need a kidney,' I'll do it."

Mike and Sheila, both 68, of Warminster, Pennsylvania, both have chronic renal insufficiency, a form of kidney failure that prevents the organ from completing its normal functions, such as blood pressure control and removal of waste and excess water. But their cases are slightly different.
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Kochen, “Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Law”

Center for Law and Religion Reform | John Boersma

In September, Cambridge University Press will release Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Law by Madeline Kochen (University of Michigan Law School). The publisher’s description follows:

This book offers a new theory of property and distributive justice derived from Talmudic law, illustrated by a case study involving the sale of organs for transplant. Although organ donation did not exist in late antiquity, this book posits a new way, drawn from the Talmud, to conceive of this modern means of giving to others. Our common understanding of organ transfers as either a gift or sale is trapped in a dichotomy that is conceptually and philosophically limiting. Drawing on Maussian gift theory, this book suggests a different legal and cultural meaning for this property transfer. It introduces the concept of the “divine lien,” an obligation to others in need built into the definition of all property ownership. Rather than a gift or sale, organ transfer is shown to exemplify an owner’s voluntary recognition and fulfillment of this latent property obligation. Story source
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Caring for Donors

UCSF | Scott Maier
UCSF First in the Nation to Join with Walgreens in Blood Pressure Testing Program for Living Kidney Donors, Potential Donors
While recipients of living donor kidney transplants receive steady follow-up care, the living donors themselves also need to be monitored. To make follow-up care more accessible, UC San Francisco and Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) are collaborating to launch the first program in the country that provides blood pressure testing at no charge to living kidney donors.

UCSF will provide vouchers for blood pressure tests redeemable at more than 4,500 Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations nationwide. Vouchers also are available to potential kidney donors, as blood pressure testing is a part of the initial screening process.

Tests are available daily during pharmacy and clinic hours with no appointment necessary and administered by health care professionals at Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens. Continue reading
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Organ Donation an Important Option for Families

WSAV | Andrew Davis

Vince Green donated a kidney to his sister

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA - Right now 123,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants, 4300 of those in Georgia alone.

Sadly, many of those have to wait for someone to die before they get a second chance at life.

Its something Vince Green learned first hand almost 20 years ago.

"On Thanksgiving day in 1994, Tim had a seizure," explains Vince Green. "He was rushed to the hospital and he was dead when he got there."

His brother officially declared Brain dead, Tim Green's family now had to decide. Do they donate his organs?

"Its a decision you hope you never have to make" said Vince. "It's a decision that we really don't know how to make."

In the end the family decided to give life to others by letting Tim go. Continue reading
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Green Ribbon Running Festival for organ donation awareness

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October 13th, we are holding a Green Ribbon Running Festival, where children and adults will run for organ donation awareness and also just for fun Still have entry available!!
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Aspen hospital employee donates kidney to co-worker

Aspen Times

Andre Salvail The Aspen Times Aspen Valley Hospital employees Joshua Natale and Arturo Garcia stand inside a hospital patio area Sunday. Natale donated a kidney to Garcia in April.

Joshua Natale didn’t know fellow Aspen Valley Hospital employee Arturo Garcia all that well when Garcia came into the lab where Natale works for some blood work seven months ago.

Garcia, 32, had been diagnosed with rapidly failing kidneys in August and was on a waiting list for a transplant. Natale asked Garcia, who works in the hospital cafeteria, if he was having any luck finding a donor.

Soon after, Natale stepped up as a potential kidney donor. An evaluation showed that the 30-year-old would be a good match. When it was decided that another prospective donor, one of Garcia’s relatives, was not the right fit, Natale stepped up again.

The surgery, at Denver’s Porter Adventist Hospital, was performed in April. According to Garcia, it was a success. Doctors told him that Natale’s kidney started working immediately. Continue reading
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Lung in a Box

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LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Each year around 1,400 lung transplants are performed in the U.S. The traditional way to transport lungs for surgery involved putting them in a cooler with ice. Now there’s a better way to preserve these organs.

Fernando Padilla takes pride in his cars and his family.

But a year and a half ago, he couldn’t keep up with either. Pulmonary fibrosis destroyed his lungs.

“I was getting tired. I was coughing a lot and I was spitting up a lot.” Padilla told Ivanhoe.

Lupe Padilla, Fernando’s wife, could sense he was suffering. “I was seeing how bad he was getting day by day.” She said.

Padilla needed a transplant. When donor lungs became available, doctors used an experimental technology to transport them. It’s called “Lung in a Box”.

Abbas Ardehali, MD, FACS, Director of UCLA Heart, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is a proponent of the “Lung in a Box”. Continue reading
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​Jerry Ivory - UPMC Kidney Transplant Patient Story

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Gerald “Jerry” Ivory is one of more than 600,000 Americans diagnosed with a genetic disease called polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

“I knew that I had [PKD] decades before I had to quit working. Eventually it had affected my whole stomach cavity and I couldn’t breathe, let alone urinate,” says Jerry. “[PKD] took me down so low so slow. You don’t even realize it’s happening to you. I couldn’t walk to the end of the driveway to get my mail. It even affected my thought process.”

Eventually Jerry’s disease took its toll, and he needed to undergo kidney removal surgery, leading to a dependence on dialysis to compensate for his kidney. He explained, “When they removed my kidneys, they weighed over 40 pounds and were larger than footballs.” Continue reading
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Mary Ashley continues her fight for life on transplant list

ABC NEWS 4,Charleston | Victoria Hansen

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – It’s been nearly two years since Mary Ashley was introduced to the Lowcountry on ABC News 4. She’s a young girl born with a rare kidney disease in desperate need of a transplant.

She and her family are still fighting for her life.

A little girl cries as her dog paces. Mary Ashley is getting dialysis at home. Sometimes it hurts.

"You hate to see her uncomfortable," said her mother, Charlene Barbot. "It absolutely breaks my heart every single time."

The 11-year-old was born with a rare kidney disease and had to undergo a transplant when she was very young. Now that kidney is failing, threatening her life.

The Barbot family knows the organ donor waiting list could take years, and time is not on their side. That's why they are asking for a living donor, someone willing to come forward now and donate their kidney. Continue reading
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