Category: Let’s Talk Kidneys!

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 […]

Trump Issues Executive Order for Kidney Care!

Trump Issues Executive Order for Kidney Care!

“Advancing American Kidney Health” is launched by President Trump on July 10, 2019! What are the goals of this initiative? Reduce the number of people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by 25% by 2030 80% of new ESRD patients either receive home dialysis or kidney transplant by 2030 Double the number of kidneys available […]