There are millions of people in the world with Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure. Undoubtedly, some of those impacted by the disease are among the rich and famous. However, it is not a subject that is largely discussed, which is unfortunate since there is such a lack of understanding about Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Kidney Transplantation. The Famous singer, Selena Gomez, shared her story about Living Kidney Donation which increased website search traffic to learn more about being a Living Kidney Donor by a whopping three-hundred-fifty percent (350%), according to the National Kidney Foundation. Well, now we are starting to see other big names like the well-known actress, Sarah Hyland, share more about her struggles with Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, and receiving a transplant from a Living Kidney Donor.
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Best known for her starring role in Modern Family, Sarah Hyland, has begun opening up more than ever about receiving a kidney from her father in 2012 to cure a condition that she battled her entire life called Dysplasia (the kidneys do not develop properly). By all accounts the 26-year-old actress is very grateful for her transplant and the selfless donation of her father, "You know that family is always going to be there for you – no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney!," she told Seventeen Magazine shortly after transplant.
Recently seen wearing a crop top, Ms. Hyland unabashedly revealed her small Kidney Transplant scar (see above) and she appears to be doing well after a rough year. Her father and Living Kidney Donor, Actor Edward James Hyland, appears to be in good shape as well. While Kidney Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease does not define Sarah as a person, her story is a public reminder that modern-day Living Kidney Donation is:
- Very safe with careful testing of a potential donor's overall health background before approval to donate.
- Lifesaving for anyone that receives a Kidney Transplant as well as life-changing for the donor knowing that she/he saved another person's life.
With a recent kidney infection scare, the outspoken actress took to Twitter to confront CVS Pharmacy who was not providing much-needed antibiotics in a timely fashion, “Hey @cvspharmacy when you tell a Kidney Transplant recipient that her medication will be ready before you close and that you will notify her when it’s ready to be picked up. F–– DO IT BEFORE YOU CLOSE. PEOPLE LIKE ME CANT AFFORD TO GO WITHOUT MEDICATION,” she tweeted.
Sarah later revealed that if she did not receive the medication to treat her kidney infection soon then it would turn into a more serious situation "which could send my kidney into rejection." "And then I would be put on Dialysis. And then I would be put on a waiting list for another kidney. So the sooner I got the antibiotics the better," Sarah continued.
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While 2017 was a very challenging year for the young star's health, she still managed to continue her acting career, maintain her Kidney Transplant function, and lead what appears to be a fulfilling life all thanks to a selfless Living Kidney Donor taking the simple and life-changing action of completing the safe donation process. If you are a patient in need of a Kidney Transplant, then share this article with your family and friends so they are aware that they can be tested to see if they are an eligible match for you. Also, if you are considering becoming a Living Kidney Donor, then consider taking a look at the following link for more easy-to-digest information about the process: https://www.kidneybuzz.com/living-kidney-donation. What's more, if you or a loved one would like assistance in sharing your need for a selfless Living Kidney Donor with a wider audience of people, then click here.
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Asked if she had any advice for people suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis, Ms. Hyland replied: "Know that you’re not alone. Even though it may seem like it a lot of the time." The KidneyBuzz.com Team agrees. Please feel free to outreach to us via email, Facebook, or even phone if you ever need to talk or have a question or an issue that is going unanswered. We are not medical professionals and never offer medical advice, but we will do our best to listen, research, and/or help.
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