Tag: Chronic Kidney Disease

When The phone Rings II

Yesterday was a roller coaster day. My sons cell rang and it was the transplant center. He was back up to a recipient who needed both kidney and pancreas. He would be called if the donors pancreas was not acceptable. That was at about 11:00 am. The wait begins....

When The Phone Rings….

Everyday a patient active on the Transplant List waits for the "Phone To Ring" calling them to receive the "Gift of Life" in the form of an organ transplant....

THE GIFT OF LIFE – ORGAN DONATION

There are many diseases’ that cause the need for replacing an organ. In this article I will focus on one organ, the Kidney. The Kidney is a filter and to keep it simple, it filters the blood to remove waste products, balance electrolytes and fluid. It can be damaged...

Dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease

This issue has become a question to me. Why do you wait to work up pediatric patients until they are so close to needing dialysis that they are almost too sick to survive the transplant surgery and recover? ...