Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence – Stage 2 – Quiet Thinking

Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence – Stage 2 – Quiet Thinking

“Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence” is a series of 10 blog posts that take a look into the general steps of the living kidney donation process.

Nolan is Celebrating 1 Year with only 1 Kidney!

Nolan is Celebrating 1 Year with only 1 Kidney!

First Anniversary of Kidney Donation As I approach the first anniversary of my kidney donation on February 18, 2021, I find myself hard-pressed to reflect. And that’s a GOOD thing: It’s humbling to be able to claim an extraordinarily busy and fulfilling year, personally and professionally. Since my recovery, I haven’t really had a chance […]

Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence – Stage 1 – Idea is Sparked

Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence – Stage 1 – Idea is Sparked

“Living Kidney Donor Conversations: Breaking the Silence” is a series of 10 blog posts that take a look into the general steps of the living kidney donation process.

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 […]

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? […]