It started as an effort by Jake Arnowitz, Eli Ackerman and Tyler Casey, three (now-former) Wilton High School students who produced a video to help their beloved school counselor Dann Pompa find a much-needed kidney transplant.
Would you give your ex a kidney? It’s not something you hear every day, and the answer is probably different for everyone. But for one woman, the answer was easy.
Nearly two years ago, CBS New York introduced you to a Brooklyn mother who was desperately searching for a new kidney. Now, she is back at work as an NYPD officer and finally meeting the woman who selflessly saved her life after seeing the story on CBS2 News …
Organ donors Mark and Lynn Scotch get a surprise meeting live on TODAY with two of the people who their selfless donations helped save. Mark reunites with Hugh Smith and Lynn meets 2-year-old Cooper Thompson for the first time.
Nurses, technicians, doctors, therapists and hospital administrators clap for me as I make my way to the operating room at Dell Seton Medical Center on March 21. We pause for me to ring the Living Donor Bell. I get teary. I am donating my left kidney to a person in Massachusetts I do not know.
This weekend, the Salt Lake City Marathon will form a 26.2-mile human wave of health, running right past thousands in the Salt Lake City area who are homebound in kidney failure. Several runners will demonstrate how those with the good fortune of good health can help others. I am one of those runners.
Obesity poses a major obstacle to qualifying for a kidney transplant, particularly for minority communities disproportionately affected by obesity. Loyola Medicine’s advanced robotic surgery program makes it one of the few hospitals in the country to offer kidney transplantation to patients with obesity.
For over a year, ever since he was diagnosed with Immunoglobulin A Deficiency, 60-year-old John Ivanowski was on dialysis. But there was no way he was going to allow his 25-year-old daughter, a nurse at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, to be his donor. She did it anyway.
Rob Chambers, 68, decided to donate his kidney because his friend’s daughter was on dialysis. He started getting tested, but then they found her a match. Rob decided to go ahead with his donation anyway and saved a stranger’s life.
Nearly 10 years ago, Carol Soha went from being a name on a transplant list to a polycystic kidney disease survivor. Now, the 75-year-old hopes to find a donor for her daughter, who is facing the same disease.