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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why another nonprofit? 10 reasons why we started Kidney Donor Conversations.
Dany has become Kidney Donor Conversations’ mascot dog. No, Dany did not donate a kidney.