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Patient Seeking New Kidney Gets One as a Surprise Gift

Patient Seeking New Kidney Gets One as a Surprise Gift

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A chance meeting with an old friend in a hallway at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage turned into a life changing encounter for retired medical officer Terri Teas. Almost a year after her conve…

Kidney for Ohio Transplant Thrown in Trash

Kidney for Ohio Transplant Thrown in Trash

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Ohio nurse accidentally put a kidney in the trash, prompting the University of Toledo Medical Center to suspend its live donor program as it investigates the incident.Doctors tried to resuscitate the kidney, whi…

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Jennifer Vasilakos(NEW YORK) — Beanie Babies, the hot collector’s item in the 1990s, became very valuable to one California woman.After a chance encounter she had with the manufacturer’s owner, Ty Warner, Jennifer Vasilakos now has a great…

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Jennifer Vasilakos(NEW YORK) — Beanie Babies, the hot collector’s item in the 1990s, became very valuable to one California woman.After a chance encounter she had with the manufacturer’s owner, Ty Warner, Jennifer Vasilakos now has a great…

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Beanie Babies Billionaire Makes $20,000 Donation to Kidney Patient

Jennifer Vasilakos(NEW YORK) — Beanie Babies, the hot collector’s item in the 1990s, became very valuable to one California woman.After a chance encounter she had with the manufacturer’s owner, Ty Warner, Jennifer Vasilakos now has a great…

Hospital Suspends Organ Donor Program After Transplant Mistake

Hospital Suspends Organ Donor Program After Transplant Mistake

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — After the wrong patient received a kidney last week, Methodist Dallas Medical Center is now suspending its kidney and pancreas donation program.Though the kidney was compatible with the patient, the fact that it went…

Man with Kidney Disease Finds Perfect Match in New Bride

Man with Kidney Disease Finds Perfect Match in New Bride

Jonathan Woodlief(DALLAS) — Caitlin knew she was in love, but giving her heart to Jonathan was not an easy choice. Because Jonathan needed more than a heart; he needed a kidney, and his prospects of finding one were close to zero. He faced a bleak fut…

Woman Dies While Donating Kidney to Relative

Woman Dies While Donating Kidney to Relative

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Montefiore Hospital in New York voluntarily suspended its live donor organ transplant program after a woman who was trying to donate a kidney to a relative died during an operation, according to a hospital source.T…

UCSD Sued for Transplanting Cancerous Kidney

UCSD Sued for Transplanting Cancerous Kidney

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A California man is suing the University of California-San Diego Medical Center after receiving a cancerous kidney during a transplant operation.  Despite signing a document electing not to accept a kidney fr…

Man Wrote Letters to Kidney, Donated It to Stranger

Man Wrote Letters to Kidney, Donated It to Stranger

AbleStock.com/Hemera Technologies(NEW YORK) — In August, Eric Parrie donated his kidney to a woman he’d never met. But before he parted ways with his organ, he had some things he needed to say to it first. So the 26-year-old Yale law student wrote abo…

New Procedure Using Stem Cells Eliminates Need for Anti-Rejection Drugs in Transplants

New Procedure Using Stem Cells Eliminates Need for Anti-Rejection Drugs in Transplants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Lindsay Porter knew she would eventually need a kidney transplant. She was 19 years old when her mother died from polycystic kidney disease — a genetic condition that Porter had 50/50 odds of inheriting, and did. “It…

Kidney Transplant Chain Sets Record

Kidney Transplant Chain Sets Record

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There are 90,000 people in the United States waiting for a kidney, and all it takes is one stranger to begin a chain of events that has the potential to save an ever-growing number of lives.Rick Ruzzamenti was the …

Mentally Disabled Girl May Get Kidney Transplant After All

Mentally Disabled Girl May Get Kidney Transplant After All

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Chrissy Rivera, the mother of the 3-year-old girl who was initially told by a doctor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that he would not recommend a kidney transplant for her mentally disabled daughter, is…

Mom Says Mentally Impaired Daughter Denied Transplant

Mom Says Mentally Impaired Daughter Denied Transplant

Courtesy Chrissy Rivera(PHILADELPHIA) — Amelia “Mia” Rivera has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that causes mental and physical impairments.  If she doesn’t get a kidney in the next six months to a year, her family says the 3…

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