Apr 14, 2017 Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, receiving the organ donations from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at age 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart and kidney went to Carew, who was at the top of… Read more »Continue Reading
BAR HARBOR, Maine — One of Maine’s iconic forest dwellers may just harbor clues that could lead to better treatment and ultimately a cure for human kidney disease. Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor are studying black bear kidneys in an effort to determine how the animals are able to regenerate the organ… Read more »Continue Reading
Kidney Donations Should Be Accepted From Older Patients Written by Shawn Radcliffe on December 15, 2016 Fact Checked Kidneys from older donors — living or deceased — can last for at least five years, providing some people on the kidney wait list with another viable option. Given the choice, most people on the kidney transplant wait… Read more »Continue Reading
Kidney breakthrough ‘could end the need for donors’ by JAMES CHAPMAN, Daily Mail Scientists have created the world’s first test-tube organs in a breakthrough that could revolutionise transplant medicine.The American experts are claiming to have used cloning technology to transform cells taken from a cow’s ear into functioning kidneys. The ‘spare-part’ kidneys were genetically identical… Read more »Continue Reading
While I fight through depression and the constant fear of death, I have decided to share mine in the hopes of helping and supporting others. It hasn’t been easy. In exchange for keeping me alive, the medicine I take daily produces awful side effects. It’s a no win situation. No matter how healthy I eat or how much I work out, I still have to put these harsh drugs into my body. I’m scared of the long term effects. I wish I was fortunate enough to wake up everyday and not have to think about my health.