Glenna Frey

Glenna Frey
The Gifted Life Podcast #137 Conversations About Kidney Disease

The Gifted Life Podcast #137 Conversations About Kidney Disease

Release Date: 6/19/2020 A rare inside look into Kidney Donor Conversations’s mother-daughter team, Glenna & Amanda Frey. This podcast contains personal information that has not previously been shared publicly. Listen to Glenna’s cancer story and struggle to donate her kidney. Learn why Amanda cannot donate her kidney, even though she wants to. Find out why […]

How You Can Advocate for Your Loved One

How You Can Advocate for Your Loved One

Glenna is a nurse and likes advocating for people. One of those people is her husband, Bob. Bob found out he had Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) when he was 17. He inherited this from his father. Bob was on hemodialysis and now has a living kidney transplant for over 18 years. He has lots of […]

Nephrology Nurse: An Interview with Glenna Frey, RN

Nephrology Nurse: An Interview with Glenna Frey, RN

What does it mean to be a nephrology nurse? Jill Green, Ph.D., Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka, interviews Glenna Frey, RN, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Kidney Donor Conversations. Take a peek inside Glenna’s personal life as a nephrology nurse. She discusses her early years on a transplant unit, her husband’s kidney disease, an important […]

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 […]

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