Lamar Odom To Undergo Kidney Transplant? Do The Rich & Famous Get A Kidney Transplant Sooner?

 News has rapidly circulated that the former National Basketball Association (NBA) star player, Lamar Odom, has reportedly suffered Kidney Failure, begun Dialysis and may need to undergo Kidney Transplant surgery. Lamar's need for a...Learn more.

Woman Tells Story Of Kidney Donation To Complete Stranger: Hear How & Why She Did It.

Do you know the name, Margery Lipenski? Well, all of the over 120,000 Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List should become aware of her story because it is a symbol of hope as well as a shifting mindset for...Learn more.

Update: New 3D Printer Technology Able To Create CKD & Dialysis Patient Living Kidney Structures

The Chronic Kidney Disease Community is hit again with welcomed news of the progress of Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Organs such as Kidneys which with newly discovered technology can be used to construct viable Transplantable  Kidneys and cut the Kidney Transplant Waiting List times. Learn more.

Kidney Transplant Waiting List Committee Wants To Know If The Changes Help CKD & Dialysis Patients

It was in 2014 when the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing Kidney Transplantation Committee made the largest changes to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List in more than 25 years.Learn more.

Lab-Grown Kidneys Proven To Work: Now Moving To Being Viable Option For CKD & Dialysis Patients

A viewer called and said, "I like what I hear about the Artificial Wearable Kidney and the Artificial Implantable Kidney, but I am very interested in Lab Grown Kidneys as well." He asked, "Is that option as promising? Has there been any progress?" Learn more.

New List Of Top Transplant Centers Offering The Most Kidney Transplants To CKD & Dialysis Patients regularly offers up to date rankings of the most active Kidney Transplant Centers because it gives patients critical insights to which Kidney Transplant Centers are offering the most Kidney Transplants. Top active Kidney Transplant Centers are institutions who have offered the most kidneys to the most number of patients. If you saw the last....Learn more. 

Facebook Is Continually Connecting CKD & Dialysis Patients With Kidney Donors: Can It Work For You?

When it comes to the Kidney Transplant Waiting List, the figures are staggering: Over 100,000 people awaiting a Kidney Transplant which takes approximately five (5) to seven (7) years and nearly 5,000 patients die every year while on the list. Learn more.

How Can Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Thank Their Living Kidney Donors For Donating?

According to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "While the incidence of treated End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has almost doubled over the last decade, the number of potential donor kidneys has not shown a substantial growth.Learn more.

Want To Support Program To Accelerate Development Of Artificial Kidney For CKD & Dialysis Patients?

The Artificial Implantable Kidney is expected to greatly improve and save the lives of millions of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients around the world. While Human Trials are expected to begin at the end of 2017, there is an urgency to begin Human Trials sooner...Learn more.

Answers To Common Questions Asked About Artificial Implantable Kidney For CKD And Dialysis Patients

Over 4,300 Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have directly corresponded with for more information on the Artificial Implantable Kidney and how they may take part in Human Trials (if you are interested in human trials click here). Learn more.

How Old Is Too Old For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Receive Or Offer A Lifesaving Kidney Transplant?

"I hate Dialysis," a viewer wrote. "Am I too old to get a Kidney Transplant? Is there an age limit? If so, how old is too old to get a Kidney Transplant?" Learn more.

Study Finds Too Few Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients Being Referred For Kidney Transplant

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that a successful Kidney Transplant may improve their quality of life and reduce their risk of dying. Learn more.

Evidence Shows: Social Media Assists CKD/Dialysis Patients In Successfully Obtaining Kidneys

“I’ve been doing this for 15 years and it still blows me away,” said Dr. Liise Kayler (Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplants at Erie County Medical Center) about Living Kidney Donors who donate to strangers they meet on Social Media. She continued...Learn more.

Who Is Getting A Kidney Transplant While Many Other CKD And Dialysis Patients Must Continue To Wait?

"I am so tired," a Dialysis patient wrote, "I have been trying everything I can think of to connect with a Living Kidney Donor and nothing has happened.I am still on the list. Who is most likely to get a Kidney Transplant... " Learn more.

Brother's Kidney Donation Allows CKD Recipient To Lead Fulfilling Life - Gaining National Attention

Featured On Entertainment and Sports Programming Network's (ESPN's) Flagship Program - Sports Center - Chevi Peters found true strength as a 2015 Special Olympics World Games Gold Medal Winner. Yet, it is the strength of his brother, Jarrett Peters...Learn more.

Transplantation Of Hepatitis C Infected Kidneys In Uninfected CKD & Dialysis Patients Intentionally

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that High-Risk Kidneys are those which are considered to be High-Risk for transmitting viral and other infections. Learn more.

Newly Busted BMI Myth Offers Previously Ineligible CKD & Dialysis Patients A Second Chance At Life

Any Chronic Kidney Disease and/or Dialysis patient who has considered the Kidney Transplantation process is confronted with the issue of weight. Learn more.

Surgeons Cancel Kidney Transplant Days Before Surgery & Deny CKD Patient Life Saving Donated Kidney

JoAnn Schettig is an Instructional Assistant at a North Carolina Elementary School and knows all too well that there are approximately 123,193 people awaiting a lifesaving Organ Transplant in the United States since her uncle received a transplant from a donor over a decade ago. Learn more.

Concrete Findings For CKD Patients About Living Kidney Donors' Kidney Function After Transplant

Most of the over 101,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are currently on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List desire a Living Kidney Donor to limit devastatingly long wait times which are currently 5 to 7 years on average and increasing. Learn more.

Newer Procedure Allows Kidney Transplant To Be Donated To Second CKD Recipient After First Dies

Modern medicine has allowed for many great breakthroughs to occur within the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. The continuation of such progress is critical since well over 400,000 Dialysis patients are actively conducting treatments and more than 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients are awaiting a Kidney Transplant for more than 5 to 7 years on average. 

With Kidney Transplant - Surprisingly, Even Success Brings Complications For CKD & Dialysis Patients

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those who conduct Dialysis wish and dream of the day they get a Kidney Transplant to lead a more "Normal Life." While a successful Kidney Transplant does rid Chronic Kidney Disease patients of dialysis - even with success omes its challenges according to a five (5) year Transplant Recipient, Myra de la Vega.

Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation Offers Progress Update For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

For the first time in 2015, the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation provided those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients an update on the progress of their device, The Implantable Artificial Kidney - 1. Learn more.

Man Explained Why He Chose To Donate His Kidney To A Complete Stranger With Chronic Kidney Disease

"Some of my friends have told me that although they support me, I’d better not give anything else away," said Joe Slater as he discussed what drove him to donate a kidney anonymously and altruistically (out of the kindness of his heart). Learn more.

Technological Breakthrough May Be Precursor To Transplantable Bioengineered Kidneys Ending Dialysis

It was not long ago when 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.