There are well over 100,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant waiting list with nearly 5,000 patients dying before ever receiving a call. While the Transplant Centers work diligently, the surge of demand for kidney transplants, decreased availability of deceased (dead) donors, and rule changes are making the wait-time for a kidney on the list almost unbearable. Learn more.
Ahead of the upcoming Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials Researchers and Developers are already seeking feedback from Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
Great news for Selena Gomez that she was able to receive a Kidney Transplant with what appears to be a very short wait and never having to begin Dialysis. Learn more.
Kristoffer Scola sent the following video with the message, "Check out this unbelievable story! If it didn't happen to me I would have never believed it. Learn more.
Kidneys From Donors Over 80-Years-Old Show Good Results For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients
KidneyBuzz.com has received countless calls, emails, text messages, and Facebook posts asking the same basic question, "How old is too old to donate a kidney?" Learn more.
Characteristics Of Kidney Transplant Centers That Offer CKD & Dialysis Patients Improved Chances Of Success
The top 5 ranked Kidney Transplant centers are: (1) University of California San Francisco Medical Center, (2) Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, (3) University California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, (4) Jackson Memorial Hospital, (5) University of California Davis Medical Center. Learn more.
Stanford University Researcher Challenges Sale Of Kidneys To Reduce Wait Times For CKD & Dialysis Patients
In recent months, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have noticed a surge in offers for foreign or domestic kidney sales. Learn more.
New Details About The Artificial Implantable Kidney Surgery For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis asked, "What is the surgical process like to insert the device? What are the risks and benefits?" Learn more.
Research Findings Highlight Shockingly Low Risk Of Needing A Kidney After Being A Living Kidney Donor
"I want to donate to a person whose story I saw online, but I am concerned about the risk since I am a healthy person. What are the odds of me needing a Kidney Transplant if I donated one of my kidneys?" Learn more.
Support Legislation That Helps Boost Living Kidney Donation And Limits Wait Time For CKD And Dialysis Patients
"What is going on with the Living Donor Protection Act? I think that could help me get many more people to consider donating to me so that I can get off of Dialysis. When is it expected to pass?" Learn more.
Sad News As Bill To Extend Anti-Rejection Drug Coverage For Kidney Transplant Recipients Fails To Pass
"What is going on the the the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (H.R. 6139) which would extend anti-rejection drug coverage by Medicare from 36-months to the lifetime of a Kidney Transplant? Has it passed the Congress?" Learn more.
"Your team helped me find a matching selfless donor this past December. Thank you so much! My life is so much better with a transplant. Still, can you give me some more information about how to best take care of my kidney after the transplant?" Learn more.
A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I have received quite a few of my friend's questions regarding the Living Kidney Donor process for selfless donation (costs, travel, testing, etc.) and what they truly need to do to get tested to be a donor." Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that Medicare covers the cost of Kidney Transplants, but unfortunately limits payments for Immunosuppressant (Anti- Rejection) Medication, which helps to prevent a patient's immune system from attacking the new kidney, to only thirty-six (36) months. Learn more.
In France before 2017, kidneys were considered for donation only if a person made their preference for donation clear. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients are unable to accept a Kidney Transplant from their loved ones because the desired donor is considered to be too old. Learn more.