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The Payne family of Spokane will celebrate May 1 as a 50-year milestone. That date in 1970, Frank Payne donated a kidney to his 10-year-old daughter hoping it might give her a year of life. Instead, the transplant bridged 50 years and counting for Ellie Payne, 60, who turns 61 on May 8.
Peter Reese couldn’t believe what he just heard. The associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was in France for a yearlong sabbatical when someone mentioned an 83-year-old kidney donor. “I really wondered whether or not I misheard them,” he said, adding he was still getting used to speaking French. A donor that old would be extraordinary, especially in the U.S. where the average age of a kidney donor is 39. He got it right.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis.
A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease.
A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion easily posted the top score during the early portions of qualifying at the 2018 world championships. Led by their star, the Americans put up a team total of over 174 points, more than a dozen ahead of second-place Japan.
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 be the donor.
Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure.
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.
Since getting diagnosed with cancer, issues like being a Democrat struggling through Republican-dominated legislative sessions just aren’t as important anymore to Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc.
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 years. He needed a new kidney to filter his blood, and a new pancreas to cure his diabetes.
Three Thanksgivings ago, Jason O’Neal was rushed to the hospital after dinner. He’d gone to dinner with his wife, Jennifer, at her mother’s house, and felt his face growing numb after arriving back home.
Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday.
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.
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. When he applied to the transplant program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, he was rejected because of his “psychiatric issues, autism, the complexity of the process ... and the unknown and unpredictable effect of steroids on behavior,” according to the denial letter sent to his mother.
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 list for four and a half years, reported the Register-Guard. She learned that her kidneys were failing in 2004 and took steps to deal with the disease, but her kidneys were barely functioning by 2014.
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 almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says biologists have confirmed thousands of dead whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
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.
Brett Epps, 28, and Alix Cirigliano, 27, had been dating only one month when Epps was rushed to the emergency room in 2014, unknowingly in the midst of severe kidney failure. Now – almost two years since they started dating – he has given her a ring, and she has given him a kidney.
Kidney patients say they feel like pawns in a power struggle between Spokane’s two competing hospital systems, which have been buying up clinics in recent years.