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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, "21 lives are lost a day waiting for a transplant." Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5,000 American Chronic Kidney Disease patients are dying every year while awaiting a Kidney Transplant, according to author Wray Herbert. Learn more.
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.
"I just finished my Human Trial with the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK)! It was incredible," a Dialysis patient recently wrote. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
According to trusted sources a staggering 4,500 "good candidates" die every year waiting for a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.