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Nothing makes Dr. Waterman prouder than amplifying the patient's voice. 🙌 Congrats to Lorrinda Davis, President of the Transplant Recipients International Organization, for her award-winning research on the mental health needs of transplant patients and the power of peer support! 🏆🧠
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Nothing makes Dr. Waterman prouder than amplifying the patients voice. 🙌 Congrats to Lorrinda Davis, President of the Transplant Recipients International Organization, for her award-winning research on the mental health needs of transplant patients and the power of peer support! 🏆🧠 
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Ned, a retired businessman and new grandparent, was inspired by a podcast to make an altruistic donation, changing his life and sparking personal connections he never expected. This led him to create the Donor-to-Donor foundation! 🌟💖
Watch his inspiring TED Talk here:
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🚨 Outdated stigmas can limit life-saving organ donations! 🚨 Martha Gershun shares her story of nearly being derailed from donating a kidney due to past recreational drug use. Despite her perseverance, others might not be as fortunate. Some clinics are improving by using modern screening methods and telehealth for counseling. Let’s continue to break down these barriers and save more lives! 💪💚

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🚨 Outdated stigmas can limit life-saving organ donations! 🚨 Martha Gershun shares her story of nearly being derailed from donating a kidney due to past recreational drug use. Despite her perseverance, others might not be as fortunate. Some clinics are improving by using modern screening methods and telehealth for counseling. Let’s continue to break down these barriers and save more lives! 💪💚 

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https://exploretransplant.org/how-outdated-stigmas-can-limit-living-organ-donation/

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Where there is hope, there is healing. 🌟💫 Let's spread positivity and support each other on our healing journeys!
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Where there is hope, there is healing. 🌟💫 Lets spread positivity and support each other on our healing journeys! 
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🎉 Katya Kaplow and Dr. Amy Waterman are celebrating their paper being published this year! Their work, "National Attitudes Towards Living Kidney Donation in the United States: Results of a Public Opinion Survey," is a must-read. 📚👏
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38435064/
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🎉 Katya Kaplow and Dr. Amy Waterman are celebrating their paper being published this year! Their work, National Attitudes Towards Living Kidney Donation in the United States: Results of a Public Opinion Survey, is a must-read. 📚👏
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38435064/
 #ResearchSuccess #KidneyDonation #MedicalResearch

Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do.
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Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do.
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🍎✨ Start your day right with our kidney-friendly Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! 🍏 This delicious and healthy breakfast is perfect for supporting kidney health. Try it out and let us know what you think! 👍💬 Share your thoughts in the comments and don't forget to like, comment, and share for more amazing recipes!
#HealthyEating #KidneyFriendly #AppleCinnamonOatmeal #recipeshare
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2 weeks ago
🍎✨ Start your day right with our kidney-friendly Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! 🍏 This delicious and healthy breakfast is perfect for supporting kidney health. Try it out and let us know what you think! 👍💬 Share your thoughts in the comments and dont forget to like, comment, and share for more amazing recipes!
#HealthyEating #KidneyFriendly #AppleCinnamonOatmeal #recipeshare 
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Dr. Beth Muehlhausen of the Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Lab and Kevin Myer, CEO of LifeGift, brainstormed novel research on spirituality, faith, and deceased donation over dinner at ATC. 🍽️💡
#atcconference #innovativeresearch #lifegift #atc2024philly #transplantation #spiritual #faith #deceaseddonation #houstonmethodist
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Dr. Beth Muehlhausen of the Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Lab and Kevin Myer, CEO of LifeGift, brainstormed novel research on spirituality, faith, and deceased donation over dinner at ATC. 🍽️💡
 #ATCConference #InnovativeResearch #LifeGift #ATC2024Philly  #transplantation #spiritual #faith #deceaseddonation #houstonmethodist

Leaders of the National Kidney Registry Research Committee had a blast at the ATC conference discussing innovations in paired donation! 🚀🧠
#atcconference #nkr #kidneyinnovation #PairedDonation #atc2024 #transplantation #kidneydisease #livingdonation
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Leaders of the National Kidney Registry Research Committee had a blast at the ATC conference discussing innovations in paired donation! 🚀🧠
#ATCConference #NKR #KidneyInnovation #PairedDonation #ATC2024 #transplantation #Kidneydisease #livingdonation

Check out the highlights from the 2024 National Kidney Registry Awards Gala! 🎉 Held on June 20 at The Grand Ballroom in NYC, the event celebrated the amazing achievements of the transplant community with transplant physicians, member center execs, staff, and over 100 living kidney donors. Shoutout to Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Research Lab for attending!🏆👏
#nkrawards #TransplantHeroes #NYC #houstonmethodist #livingdonation #LivingDonors #gala #kidneydiease #kidneyfailure #transplantation
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INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • How outdated stigmas can limit living organ donation

    How outdated stigmas can limit living organ donation

    Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger No one has ever accused me of being a drug addict.  In fact, no one has ever even suggested I drank too much or was impaired in any way due to substance use.  I am a pretty reliable, law-abiding, sober person.  But in 2017 when I started the process to donate my kidney to …Read more
  • Why seeing a therapist almost kept me from donating my kidney?

    Why seeing a therapist almost kept me from donating my kidney?

    Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger When I reached out to the Mayo Clinic in 2017 to see if I could be a living donor for a kidney patient I had read about in the newspaper, I had no idea if I would qualify.  First, of course, I didn’t know if I would be a blood and HLA tissue type …Read more
  • What if one of my children needs a kidney?

    What if one of my children needs a kidney?

    Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger When I told people I was planning to donate a kidney to a woman I read about in the newspaper many asked “But what if one of your children (or your husband) needs a kidney someday?  You won’t be able to save their life.” The answer for me was easy.  I was already 61.  …Read more