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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 »
American Spectator: Whassup With That??? by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Some chooch named Lawrence Henry wrote a psychotic attack piece on me in The American Spectator. I replied in an opposing piece. Both are copied below. First, Mr. Henry ... 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 »
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 »
Auditioning for a Kidney by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The 7/9/2007 the Chicago Tribune printed an Op-Ed piece by Dr. Timothy Murphy, a professor at a local university where he beat up on Matching Donors. I submitted an Op-Ed p ... 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 »
Chicagoist by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure My favorite local blog, www.chicagoist.com, wrote a very nice entry on my donation: We Want You(r Kidney) Tom Simon does a lot of things right. He investigates whit ... Read on »
Creatinine from the Black Lagoon by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I met Brenda at the hospital today (six days post-transplant) for our post-operative check-ups. Brenda looks and feels great. We are both off of our narcotic (and delicious) ... Read on »
Fox News Kidney Coverage by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Here is the story our local Fox News did on my donation the night before the transplant: 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 »
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 »
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 »
Kidney Donation Timeline by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Many people have expressed surprise how quickly the whole kidney transplant transpired. Here is the comprehensive timeline detailing how the whole thing unfolded. I put it ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
LifeSharers.org by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I don't really know how I feel about this site... - TS ---------------------------------------------------- http://www.lifesharers.org/ Welcome to LifeSharers ... 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 »
Mission Accomplished by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I’m home now following yesterday’s kidney donation. The surgery itself was remarkably fast. I’m told that thanks to the technical proficiency of Dr. Talia Baker, my l ... Read on »