Tag: Living Kidney Donor

The Big Ask The Big: Give First Steps to Transplant Big Ask Big Give

The Big Ask The Big: Give First Steps to Transplant

Do you need a kidney transplant? Do you have a family member or friend who needs one? Are you interested in learning more about donating a kidney to someone in need of a transplant? Then this 90-minute virtual education program created by the National Kidney Foundation and in partnership with Horizon Therapeutics is for YOU! […]

*Free* Professional Education: Kidney Transplant Early Rejection Marker

*Free* Professional Education: Kidney Transplant Early Rejection Marker

Please join esteemed colleagues in the field of nephrology and transplant to learn how dd-cfDNA, a non-invasive marker of inquiry for post-kidney transplant patients can be helpful to detect rejection and infection to the graft at the upcoming National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF’s) virtual Renal Roundtable lecture featuring CareDx. Given the nature of the content, I thought […]

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? […]