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Witnessing the remarkable impact of social media, a Houston man's life was forever changed by the selfless act of a stranger met online. Dr. Stephanie Yi from Houston Methodist Hospital facilitated the donation, exemplifying the incredible ripple effect of human compassion. #KidneyDonation #Gratitude #CommunitySupport 🙌❤️🩺
Watch the full story here: www.fox26houston.com/video/1227717
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Witnessing the remarkable impact of social media, a Houston mans life was forever changed by the selfless act of a stranger met online. Dr. Stephanie Yi from Houston Methodist Hospital facilitated the donation, exemplifying the incredible ripple effect of human compassion. #KidneyDonation #Gratitude #CommunitySupport 🙌❤️🩺
Watch the full story here: https://www.fox26houston.com/video/1227717

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My son's donor met him on a kidney search site on line, she made 3 trips from TX to Maine for testing and the surgery. She is a young mom and risked her life to save a life. Words cannot convey our eternal gratitude and love that we have for Mandi Segovia, an angel among us. [ she would prefer to not receive accolades but I couldn't resist]❤❤🙏🙏

Survey: Most adults would consider living kidney donation if certain factors were met. Survey findings reveal that most U.S. adults are open to the idea of living kidney donation, but barriers like concerns about medical expenses and health impacts exist. Facilitators include being well-informed about the surgery's safety. Culturally competent education could increase donation rates. Understanding these trends can help address disincentives and promote donation. hashtag#KidneyDonation hashtag#HealthAwareness hashtag#PublicHealth
Kudos to Katya Kaplow, MPH, and her team!
Read the full article: www.healio.com/news/nephrology/20240116/survey-most-adults-would-consider-living-kidney-donation-...
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Survey: Most adults would consider living kidney donation if certain factors were met. Survey findings reveal that most U.S. adults are open to the idea of living kidney donation, but barriers like concerns about medical expenses and health impacts exist. Facilitators include being well-informed about the surgerys safety. Culturally competent education could increase donation rates. Understanding these trends can help address disincentives and promote donation. hashtag#KidneyDonation hashtag#HealthAwareness hashtag#PublicHealth
Kudos to Katya Kaplow, MPH, and her team!
Read the full article: https://www.healio.com/news/nephrology/20240116/survey-most-adults-would-consider-living-kidney-donation-if-certain-factors-were-met

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What are your weekend plans? How about you add this?!

Stop by The Health Museum and view the "Wall of Heroes" to celebrate the generosity of donor heroes who saved many lives with their selfless gifts. These touching stories illuminate the power of organ donation, bringing hope, healing and renewed vitality to those in need. #NationalDonateLifeMonth #NDLM #DonateLife
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📸 This week marked a momentous occasion at Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center as we recognized the remarkable transplant team driving our patients' journeys forward. 🌟 It was an honor to have Mrs. Paula Walter with us for a group photo, symbolizing unity and support during #DonateLifeMonth! 💙💚 Thank you, Mrs. Walter, for your inspiring presence and unwavering dedication to our mission. #TransplantTeam #DonateLife #HoustonMethodist #PatientEngagementResearchLab ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
📸 This week marked a momentous occasion at Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center as we recognized the remarkable transplant team driving our patients journeys forward. 🌟 It was an honor to have Mrs. Paula Walter with us for a group photo, symbolizing unity and support during #DonateLifeMonth! 💙💚 Thank you, Mrs. Walter, for your inspiring presence and unwavering dedication to our mission. #TransplantTeam #DonateLife #HoustonMethodist #PatientEngagementResearchLab

🎉🌟 Let's all join in congratulating Dr. Amy Waterman on her well-deserved appointment to the Deborah C. and Clifton B. Phillips Centennial Chair for Clinical Research in Transplant Medicine! 🏆 Dr. Waterman epitomizes the qualities and values embodied by this prestigious endowment, and Houston Methodist is truly honored to collaborate with her as its inaugural holder. 🌟 Here's to a future of groundbreaking research and transformative advancements in Transplant Medicine under Dr. Waterman's leadership! 🙌 #Congratulations #TransplantMedicine #ClinicalResearch #Leadership #EdnowmentChair ... See MoreSee Less

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🎉🌟 Lets all join in congratulating Dr. Amy Waterman on her well-deserved appointment to the Deborah C. and Clifton B. Phillips Centennial Chair for Clinical Research in Transplant Medicine! 🏆 Dr. Waterman epitomizes the qualities and values embodied by this prestigious endowment, and Houston Methodist is truly honored to collaborate with her as its inaugural holder. 🌟 Heres to a future of groundbreaking research and transformative advancements in Transplant Medicine under Dr. Watermans leadership! 🙌 #Congratulations #TransplantMedicine #ClinicalResearch #Leadership #EdnowmentChair

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I’m so proud of you! Congratulations!!

Wow ! Congrats and totally deserving ! Thank you for all you do for our patients and their families.

Congratulations 🎉 I am so excited for you and the patients who will be helped by your work. Thank you for being a leader in transplant 💚💙

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🎨 Embracing creativity and compassion, the staff at J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center and The Patient Engagement Research Lab at Houston Methodist team up with @thehealthmuseum for a heartwarming tribute during Donate Life Month! ✨ Laxmi's rock painting carries a poignant message: "Change the ending to someone's story." 💚 Such a beautiful sentiment echoing the profound impact of organ donation. 🌟 #DonateLifeMonth #RockPainting #TransplantHeroes #JCWJrTransplantCenter #HealthMuseum #Donate ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
🎨 Embracing creativity and compassion, the staff at J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center and The Patient Engagement Research Lab at Houston Methodist team up with @thehealthmuseum for a heartwarming tribute during Donate Life Month! ✨ Laxmis rock painting carries a poignant message: Change the ending to someones story. 💚 Such a beautiful sentiment echoing the profound impact of organ donation. 🌟 #DonateLifeMonth #RockPainting #TransplantHeroes #JCWJrTransplantCenter #HealthMuseum #Donate

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INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • 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
  • Legislative Efforts to Support Living Kidney Donors

    Legislative Efforts to Support Living Kidney Donors

    Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger  Donating a kidney can be expensive.  While the recipient’s insurance – whether through a private company or Medicare – fully covers the donor’s medical, surgical, and hospital expenses, it does not cover out-of-pocket costs. This means many who donate some distance from their home town are left to cover their own expenses for transportation, …Read more
  • Abundant: First-Person Stories about Living Organ Donation

    Abundant: First-Person Stories about Living Organ Donation

    Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger Laurie Lee is an altruistic kidney donor and facilitator of the Kidney Champion Program at Northwestern Medicine, a program that teaches kidney patients strategies to help find a living donor.  She is also the host of Donor Diaries, a podcast about the beauty and messiness of living organ donation. For the past three years she has been …Read more