Glenna Frey

Glenna Frey
Benny and the Jet

Benny and the Jet

 I chose to give a gift of renewed life and health in a grand gesture of a selfless act. Well, I don’t consider it completely selfless.  How and why did I become a living kidney donor? What were my motivations then and my circumstances now? What was the process like? While in my mind and […]

Are You Afraid To Donate Your Kidney?

Are You Afraid To Donate Your Kidney?

If you are like most people, the idea of donating your kidney is scary. Even if you are healthy, you have beliefs about what problems “could” happen during or after surgery. Many people are fearful of later health problems and the unknown. You are normal. There are risks. This is scary. Maybe there is also […]

Curious about Donating your Kidney, but don’t know anyone who wants it?

Curious about Donating your Kidney, but don’t know anyone who wants it?

There are 4 basic ways to be a living kidney donor and this is about Non-Directed Donation.  Directed Paired Exchange Non-directed Advanced If you chose a specific person to give your kidney to, that is a Directed Donation. But what if you don’t know anyone on the transplant waiting list and still want to help? […]

Kidney Donor Conversations (KDC) Coronavirus Update: A Message from Amanda and Glenna, Co-Executive Directors

Kidney Donor Conversations (KDC) Coronavirus Update: A Message from Amanda and Glenna, Co-Executive Directors

What is happening with KDC right now? Glenna is a nurse and continues to work part-time at ProMedica Cancer Institute. She wears masks and other protective equipment in her Healing Care role, helping people cope with cancer using aromatherapy, guided imagery, relaxation breathing, and Healing Touch. She is very cautious when leaving home because her […]

Want to Donate Your Kidney, But Not a Match?

Want to Donate Your Kidney, But Not a Match?

There was a previous post about Your Secret Kidney Donor List that asked you to consider who you might donate your kidney to while you are alive. As you consider who you might donate to, also consider how you might donate. There are 4 basic ways to be a living kidney donor:  Directed Paired Exchange (discussing […]

“I’m an Organ Donor” – Or Maybe Not?

“I’m an Organ Donor” – Or Maybe Not?

I used to think that because I registered to be an organ donor that I would be an organ donor when I die. But the more I learn about deceased donation, I find that may not be true.   Two years ago I was standing in line at the Guinness World Record event for the most […]

Why talk about Living Kidney Donation?

We wondered why: you had to know someone who needed a kidney to learn about living kidney donation there wasn’t easy to understand information about donating a kidney we never heard anyone speaking about living kidney donation We are a mother (nephrology nurse & kidney donor) and a daughter (with kidney disease) with an idea […]

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