Local Nuns Help Raise Awareness about Kidney Transplant Exchange Program

When it comes to organ transplants, the greatest number of people are on the waiting list for a human kidney. Unfortunately, the demand for kidneys far exceeds the supply. As part of the celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, two nuns who are members of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Cleveland are doing their part to raise awareness about an innovative program that helps address the kidney shortage.

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Doctor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of living kidney donation

As an emergency physician at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, endurance athlete and anonymous kidney donor, Matthew Harmody, M.D., has never been one to shy away from difficult, impactful work. His next challenge combines physical fortitude and living kidney donation advocacy as he joins 21 other kidney donors to climb the world’s largest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa.

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