Tag Archives: Kidney

Trump administration pushes U.S. at-home kidney care, transplant availability

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients’ homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics. President Donald Trump signed an executive order underscoring these goals, and the U.S. health agency said it would test new payment structures,… Read More »

Chance the Rapper sends out desperate plea in search of kidney donor for his aunt

Chance the Rapper during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images) Chance the Rapper sent out a plea on social media asking for the public’s help in finding a suitable kidney donor for his aunt. The Chicago rapper appealed to his 8 million followers to help find his aunt, Toni a kidney… Read More »

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 »