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This Pasco teacher’s summer plans will save her life

Johnson, 56, has a kidney condition and needs a transplant. And she learned earlier this month that she’ll get one – thanks to her good friend Mary Frances Lembo, who’ll …


Melania Trump in hospital for treatment of kidney condition

Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of the week, the White House said.


After waiting five years, Spokane man receives first pancreas-kidney transplant performed at Sacred Heart

When he was 32 Don White Jr. had lived with type 1 diabetes for 18 years, and his kidneys were failing from the strain of poorly-managed blood sugar over the …


Live kidney donors are in high demand in Washington state

More than 1,600 people are waiting for a kidney donor in Washington. Live kidney donors are becoming more common but there are still not enough.


A transplant-ethics fight for the mentally disabled

Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. But Corby, who lives in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is autistic, suffers from several psychological conditions and takes 19 medications. …


Oregon woman uses billboard to request kidney donation

An Oregon woman who needs a kidney transplant is trying to reach potential donors through a highway billboard. Roxanne Loomis, 64, a Eugene nurse, has been on the kidney donor …


Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option – getting an organ …


Veteran receives kidney from Washington teen who died in ladder fall

A U.S. Army veteran said he’s incredibly grateful after receiving the kidney of a teenage Kitsap County girl who died after she fell off a ladder.


Strangers no more

Thomas Silver never waffled. Never had a second thought – even as surgeons prepared to slice him open and remove one of his kidneys for donation to a complete stranger. …


More kidney dialysis clinics coming to Eastern Washington

Recent changes to state rules have prompted a rush to build new kidney dialysis clinics across Eastern Washington. One company will get the nod this spring to build another facility …