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My Interview with LifeSharers Executive Director by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure After expressing some ambivalence about the Internet’s latest organ sharing plan, LifeSharers, I received an email from Dave Undis, the organization’s Executive Director. He a ... 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 »
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 »
Voice of the People by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The Chicago Tribune printed a truncated version of my letter to the editor (see below). You can read their short version at http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_opinion ... 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 »
Radio Netherlands Interview with Tom & Brenda by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Radio Netherlands super-smart show, "The State We're In" posted their "Episode 2" for free download in MP3 format. It is a 1 hour show that features an interview with Tom Simo ... Read on »
The Kidney Chronicles in The New York Times by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The following article appeared in Sunday 6/3/2007 New York Times. They used a quote from this blog at the end to lighten the piece up, I suppose http://www.nytimes.com/200 ... Read on »
Punked by The Big Donor Show by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Boy, do I feel silly for working myself into a lather, but I must say that I like "The Big Donor Show" much more as a "War of the Worlds" style hoax than I did as a high-schoo ... Read on »
The State We're In & Freakonomics by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Brenda and I recorded a great show yesterday for Radio Netherlands. It will air in the EU next week. I'll link when it posts as a podcast. The show is called "The State W ... Read on »
The Big Donor Show by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure By now you’ve heard the controversy surrounding Netherlands’ new reality TV program, The Big Donor Show. Here’s the deal: "Dutch kidney donor TV program draws ire" A ... Read on »
My Australian Kidney Interview by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was recently contacted via email by Esther Han, a Sydney, Australia-based journalist for a publication called "Precinct" who is writing a story about internet kidney donatio ... Read on »
The Straight Dope about the "Sign Your Drivers Licence" Approach to Organ Donation by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I just received an email from Scott Meis, Campaign Manager of Donate Life Illinois, a State-sponsored campaign to register Illinois residents in the state’s new organ/tissue d ... 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 »
Radio Interview with My Kidney by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I will be a guest on “The Roe Conn Show” on Chicago’s WLS-AM 890 at 6:10 p.m. (Chicago time) on Thursday 5/3/2007 discussing my kidney donation. Out-of-towners interested in ... Read on »
The Sundance Kidney by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I returned to work today, and it felt great. #1 Most Common Question Asked: How are you feeling? (Answer: “Fantastic! You?”) #2 Most Common Question Asked: When ar ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Nice Coverage by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Can't sleep. Part nerves. Part "bowel preparation" (don't ask). My surgery was pushed back two hours, so family waiting on the "he's okay" call shouldn't worry if there's n ... Read on »