Tag Archives: Kidney

I gave away half my liver in exchange for a new kidney for my mother

Liver recipient Connie Saragoza de Salinas, donor Aliana Deveza, surgeons Nancy Ascher and John Roberts, donor Annie Simmons and kidney recipient Erosalyn DevezaJessica Bernstein-Wax/UCSF Health By Clare Wilson “It was heart-breaking for me to see what my mom was going through – dialysis was getting to be really painful for her,” says Aliana Deveza, in… Read More »

US surgeons perform first kidney transplant between 2 living HIV-positive individuals

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. “I’m feeling good,” said… Read More »