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Kidney Donors Face No Shortening of Life by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure From the Wall Street Journal New Finding for Organ Donors By JEREMY SINGER-VINE A major study of kidney donations provides the strongest evidence yet that organ don ... Read on »
The Bone Marrow Chronicles? by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In 2004, I wandered into my local blood bank in Chicago and told them that I wanted to donate bone marrow. The nice lady explained that I can give a small blood sample that ... Read on »
Ask The Kidney Donor by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I’ve been answering a lot of email questions lately from prospective kidney donors trying to decide whether to go forward with the procedure. The same questions always seem t ... Read on »
Great Grandmother Donates a Kidney by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I just received this press release from the good people at MatchingDonors.com regarding a Great Grandmother who donated a kidney to a stranger she met through MatchingDonors. ... Read on »
Best News Story Ever by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Watch out, Brenda!!! http://www.wtvr.com/Global/story.asp?S=9634067 Man Wants Kidney Back from Ex-Wife A New York Man wants $1.5 million or his kidney back. Tha ... Read on »
Aloha by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was just notified that my employer is relocating me to Hawaii for three years. My family and I will be moving to the island of Oahu at the beginning of March 2009. As soon ... Read on »
Interesting Press Release by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I don't have time to fully comment on this press release from a study published in "Clinical Transplantation" (suuuuure you buy it for the articles...) that expresses concerns ... Read on »
The Youngest Non-Directed Donor by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was pointed to this You Tube video about a student at Illinois State University named Amanda Gedraitis. At age 21, Amanda became the youngest non-directed kidney donor (In ... Read on »
Kidney Recipents and Donors Should Read This... by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I found this article in the New York Times from January 2008. Kidney donors and recipients should be aware of this. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/ ... Read on »
Unsung Heroes Article from Washington Times by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The FBI is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer, and The Washington Times printed a long article detailing some of the fantastic work done by my collegues. They al ... Read on »
Anthony DeGiulio by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My internet friend, Anthony DeGiulio, joined the ranks of kidney donors in a heroic, non-directed, four-way kidney swap last week. He has a terrific blog (http://giveakidney. ... Read on »
More Glamour by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The editorial in the August 2008 issue of Glamour Magazine mentions three women who were inspired by articles in Glamour. One of the women is Kathie Rabasco who donated a kidn ... Read on »
Super-Swap by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure For people in need of a kidney who do not have a willing, matching donor, paired exchanges or "kidney swaps" are a great option. Today's Chicago Tribune has a great artic ... Read on »
Living Liver Donation & Links by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I found this excellent article about what it takes to be a living liver donor: http://www.mssm.edu/rmti/liverdonor.shtml#TSeven Furthermore, I made contact with a re ... Read on »
Glamour Magazine by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The February 2008 issue of Glamour magazine hits the stands across America on January 8. Among the perfume, skin care and herpes treatment ads is an article about my kidney d ... Read on »
Wall Street Journal Article by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Why It's Hard To Give Away A Kidney Most Hospitals Avoid Donors Who Want to Help Strangers, Wary of Motives and Fearing That the Neediest Aren't Served By LAURA MECK ... Read on »
Wall Street Journal by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I received word that I will be in a kidney article in The Wall Street Journal written by the great Laura Meckler on Wednesday December 26, 2007. Check it out. Read on »
Re-introduction by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A Re-introduction: On April 19, 2007 I donated a kidney to a woman named Brenda Lagrimas whom I had never met before the embarking on my quest to donate a kidney to a str ... Read on »