Technological Breakthrough May Be Precursor To Transplantable Bioengineered Kidneys Ending Dialysis

It was not long ago when KidneyBuzz.com reported the development of a, "New Bioengineered Kidney Derived from One's Cells." At the time, Researchers said that they had bioengineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats which marked a very large step forward in a quest to help Chronic Kidney Disease patients suffering from Kidney Failure and those on Dialysis. Learn more.


New Discoveries Leap Forward The Progress Of Building Replacement Kidneys Ready For Transplant

Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may be surprised to learn that approximately 2,600 kidneys that are donated yearly, "must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors," reported Science Daily. Learn more.


Major Kidney Transplant Milestone Highlights A Severe Deficiency In The Kidney Transplant System

The United Network for Organ Sharing recently announced that they have hit a pivotal "Milestone of 500,000 Deceased Donor Organ Transplants" since 1987. Learn more.


Improved Immunosuppressant Medication Is Found To Cut Risks & Improve Transplanted Kidney Survival

You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug Belatacept (Nulojix) for the prevention of Kidney Transplant Rejection. Learn more.


Report Suggested New Kidney Transplant System Helps Few But Does Not Fix CKD "Wait Time" Problem

As previously reported, the new Kidney Transplant Waiting List Allocation System which was implemented on December 4th, 2014, now emphasizes “Longevity Matching.” Learn more.


New Study Confirms That Kidney Transplant Allocation System Changes Are Harmful To Older Patients

With over 100,000 people awaiting a Kidney Transplant on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List, nearly 5,000 people die every year before making it to the top of the list for consideration. Learn more.


"Go Fund Me" Donations Meant To Help, May Cost CKD Patients Chances Of Obtaining Kidney Transplant

GoFundMe is a crowdfunding (funding a project by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people) platform that allows any person to raise money to fund events ranging from life achievements like weddings and graduations to challenging circumstances such as raising the financial capital for a life saving Kidney Transplant Surgery. Learn more.


Wow! 34 CKD Patients Received Kidneys In Donor Chain: Hoping To Cut Wait From 5 Years To 6 Months

What was once considered a rare procedure is rapidly growing in popularity and application. ABC News recently reported that the Longest Multi-Hospital Donor Chain took place in the United States. Learn more.


Discarded Kidneys Found To Work For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Excluding Specific Recipients

It is important for all Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to remember that the Chronic Kidney Disease Community is ever changing as it strives to improve the lives of those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.


Support Talk Show's New Approach To Shed Light On Chronic Kidney Disease & Kidney Donation

Currently there are over 100,000 people waiting on the Kidney Transplant List, and more than 13 people die every day while waiting for their life saving kidney. Learn more.


Injured Kidneys Currently Discarded Found To Work Better Than Some Kidneys From Living Donors

Kidney Transplant Teams  rush against an eight hour timeline to transport kidneys to a given Kidney Transplant Center operating room, prepare it for surgery, and implant it into the recipient's body. Learn more.


Kidney Transplants From Aborted Babies Is A Controversial Lifesaving Option For CKD Patients

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, "21 lives are lost a day waiting for a transplant." Learn more.


Rare Procedure Helped 6 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Connect With Matching Donors At One Time

For the first time in the California Pacific Medical Center's 44-year history, a 6 person-paired (12 individuals involved) Living Kidney Donor Chain was completed. Learn more.


Will A Smaller & Lighter Wearable Artificial Kidney Give CKD And Dialysis Patients Desired Freedom?

On January 14th, 2015, KidneyBuzz.com published an article titled, Wearable Artificial Kidney Update: CKD Human Trial Successful Outcomes & Additional Positions Open, which shared updates on the progress of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) and first hand insights on human trials. Learn more.


Chronic Kidney Disease Patients' Passivity Is Hurting Their Chances Of Receiving Kidney Transplants

While 16,869 Kidney Transplants were conducted in 2013, still 101,170 Chronic Kidney Disease patients await a Kidney Transplant as of September 8th, 2014. Learn more.


Top Ranked Kidney Transplant Centers Which May Improve A Chronic Kidney Disease Patient's Chances

According to the National Kidney Center there are, "244 Kidney Transplant Centers in the United States," and there are over 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients listed collectively at these centers. Learn more.


Leading Syndicated Talk Show Making Inaccurate Statements Which Dissuade Living Kidney Donation

The average wait time for a Kidney Transplant is 5 to 7 years and climbing, and that is a main reason why an average of 13 people died each day while waiting for their Kidney Transplant last year alone. Learn more.


Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Improve His Chances Of Finding Kidney Donor And It Pays Off Big Time

Typically, Kidney Donation is not a very romantic subject. However, according to ABC News, Ashley McIntyre donated her kidney to a total stranger with Chronic Kidney Disease in January 2014, and now a year later she is engaged to her Kidney Recipient and the pair is expecting a child in June. Learn more.


Otherwise Eligible Kidney Donors Disqualified From Donating To CKD Patients Due To Lack Of Funds

According to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), more than 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant; the vast majority of which are the 102,000+ patients who suffer with Chronic Kidney Failure and need a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.


Petition Policies To Boost Living Kidney Donation & Cut Chronic Kidney Disease Patients' Wait Times

5,000 American Chronic Kidney Disease patients are dying every year while awaiting a Kidney Transplant, according to author Wray Herbert. Learn more.


Chronic Kidney Disease Patients' Passivity Is Hurting Their Chances Of Receiving Kidney Transplants

The facts are stark and hard to digest for most Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients who desire a Kidney Transplant. Nephrologist, Dr. Emilio Poggio (expert in Kidney Transplantation) said that, "600,000 are on Dialysis and 100,000 are on the waiting list for a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.


Wearable Artificial Kidney Update: CKD Human Trial Successful Outcomes & Additional Positions Open

"I just finished my Human Trial with the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK)! It was incredible," a Dialysis patient recently wrote. Learn more.


BRAND NEW UPDATE: Artificial Kidney Holds Promise for those Afflicted with ESRD

UPDATE: Since the last University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) update on November 14th, 2014, the KidneyBuzz.com Community has asked in overwhelming numbers, "When will the Artificial Kidney be ready for transplant?" Learn more.


Living Kidney Donors Jump To Front Of Kidney Transplant Waiting List If They Ever Need Transplant

One of the biggest hesitations many otherwise willing Living Kidney Donors have is the concern of, "What happens if I need a Kidney in the future and I have already donated it to another person?" Learn more.


It's Here: Largest Change To The Kidney Transplant Waiting List & Kidney Allocation System In 26 Years

Mark your calendars for the biggest change to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in the past 26 years. Learn more.


Kidney Breakthrough May End Need For Kidney Donors In The Case Of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

The English clergyman Stephen Gosson published the romantic story Ephemerides in 1579 and in it referred to people who were engaged in a hopeless task: "Seeking to make a silk purse of a Sows ear." Learn more.


Why Otherwise Willing Non-Donors Do Not Donate Their Kidneys To Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

According to trusted sources a staggering 4,500 "good candidates" die every year waiting for a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.


First 3D-Bioprinted Transplantable Organ To Be Unveiled In Early 2015 With An Expected Kidney Date

Just days ago the California-based biotech firm Organovo announced that it was set to begin selling 3-D-printed liver tissue by the end of 2014 which in the next few years, "could also be used in patient treatment to replace small parts of organs or encourage cell regeneration." Learn more.


Blood Compatibility Reference Chart And How To Receive A Kidney Transplant From Incompatible Donor

The numbers are familiar, but they are still no less staggering. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network there are currently 123,989 people on their list in need of a "life saving donor." Learn more.


How The New Transplant Survival Policy Is Impacting Likelihood Of CKD Patients Receiving A Kidney?

Change is coming soon to the Chronic Kidney Disease community. For some this change will be welcomed, while others may be a bit less optimistic. Learn more.


Although Facebook Is A Growing Source For CKD Kidney Donors, Black Market Poses A Special Challenge

Did you know that the global "Black Market" for organ trafficking (trade in something illegal) is estimated to be as much as 75 million dollars? Learn more.


A Heart Felt Story: How CKD Patient's Family Obtains Donor Kidney From Total Stranger

There are over 123,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients in the United States who are currently waiting on the Kidney Transplant List, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Learn more.


How Much Can A Kidney Transplant Extend The Life Expectancy Of A CKD Dialysis Patient?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are as many as 600,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients on Dialysis in the United States today. Learn more.


New Blood Flow Fix May Make Pig Kidneys Transplant Viable For Humans With Chronic Kidney Disease

For many Chronic Kidney Disease patients the idea of regenerative medicine may seem a bit foreign and even far-fetched. Learn more.


Short Video: Progress Of Wearable Kidney And How It Will Impact The Lives Of Dialysis Patients

The Wearable Artificial Kidney has been huge news in the Chronic Kidney Disease community.Learn more.



Is It Ethical To Prescribe Generic Drugs To CKD and Diabetics, Especially After Kidney Transplant?

A generic drug is one that is typically cheaper and chemically identical to its brand name equivalent. Learn more.


A Kidney Transplant That Lasts For A Chronic Kidney Disease Patient's Entire Life Time

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are actively looking for a Kidney Transplant right now as well as those who have already received their gift of life know that a Transplanted Kidney has an expiration date. Learn more.


TV Shows Such As Grey's Anatomy Are Turning Potential Kidney Donors Against Donation, Study Suggests

Experts from the University of Illinois and Purdue University suggest that the television series, Grey's Anatomy specifically has an overwhelmingly "negative" and "cynical" (distrustful) view of organ donation. Learn more.


Study Reveals NEW Longest And Shortest Kidney Transplant Wait Time Areas In The United States

There are over 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients waiting for a Kidney Transplant according to the United Network Of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the non-profit organization that manages the U.S. organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. Learn more.


Major Step Forward For Portable Artificial Kidney. First Date Given For When To Expect It On Market

“Is there any new info on the artificial kidney? Most of the info I read is from 2013,” a KidneyBuzz.com viewer stated on our Fan Page. Learn more.


The "Growing Epidemic" Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Face After Kidney Transplant

After a successful Kidney Transplant, many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who previously never had a history of blood sugar problems are at a heightened risk of developing new onset diabetes, called Post Transplant Diabetes Mellitus (PTDM). Learn more.


Receiving Your Kidney Transplant Call: What You Will Be Told And How To Improve Your Chances

Many Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients who have not received a Kidney Transplant, and those who  received a transplant many years ago, are curious about what their Kidney Transplant Teams  will tell them or ask them over the phone when a Kidney Transplant match is found. Learn more.


Harvard University Moving Toward Ending Dialysis As Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Know It

The Harvard Institutes of Medicine announced what they call "a highly efficient system for developing kidney tubular cells from human embryonic stem cells." Learn more.


Actions CKD Patients Can Take Before And After To Reduce Severe Risk From Transplant Surgery

Although, it is extremely rare for a person with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to die during transplant surgery, if it occurs it would likely be a complication of anesthesia (1 in 250,000 cases) rather than the surgery itself. Learn more.


Substitutes To Food That Prevent CKD Patients From Transplant And Cause Transplant Failure

Those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) should be aware that an increasing number of patients are becoming morbidly obese (100 pounds or more over "ideal" weight). This can cause otherwise eligible transplant candidates to be at great risk of complications during and after surgery. Learn more.


Ban Lifted On "High Risk" Kidney Donors Will Directly Affect All On Kidney Transplant Waiting List

There is a continued trend to transplant "High-Risk" kidneys because of the of the extremely high average wait time across the country of 1,121 days. Learn more.


Strategies CKD Patients Can Employ To Reduce Hospital Infections From Required Common Surgery

The National Public Radio stated in March that Federal Officials warned "infections with 'Nightmare Bacteria' are on the rise in U.S. hospitals." Learn more.


Reasons Why Many CKD Patients Are Being Prevented From Receiving Kidney Transplant After Eligibility

The number of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients added to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in the United States has been increasing by "3000 to 4000 patients each year," suggests University of California, Los Angeles Professor of Medicine, Gabriel Danovitch (MD). Learn more.