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.
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.
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.
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.
For many Chronic Kidney Disease patients the idea of regenerative medicine may seem a bit foreign and even far-fetched. Learn more.
The Wearable Artificial Kidney has been huge news in the Chronic Kidney Disease community.Learn more.
Huge breaking news in the Chronic Kidney Disease community. Learn more.
A generic drug is one that is typically cheaper and chemically identical to its brand name equivalent. Learn more.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.