What it is like to donate a kidney

What it is like to donate a kidney

Most people are inspired to donate a kidney in order to save the life of a loved one. And some generous individuals aren’t a good match for their loved one, but donate anyway. Then, through a nationwide “kidney match” program, their kidney goes to a matching...

Introduction

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with a kidney disease. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from kidney ailments, yet a diagnosis can make you feel terribly alone, cut-off from the world and the life you knew...

Kidney Disease: A Primer

With rare exceptions, we’re all born with two kidneys.  They act as trash collectors, ridding the body of waste products and toxic substances left over from normal body processes like digestion and muscle activity. Most people know that already. But, kidneys do far...

Kidney Disease Overview

Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from some sort of progressive kidney disease today, and that number is expected to increase dramatically in the future.  Our aging population, along with the burgeoning rate of diabetes among all ages in America, are the primary...