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INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS
- Patients with kidney failure have different options when choosing the treatment they feel is best for them, and it’s not always an easy choice to make. According to Dr. Amy Waterman, Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UCLA, and Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at the Terasaki Research Institute, “Patients want to choose the treatment options for kidney failure that help them live the longest. To do that, they have ... Read MoreLearn more
- We are pleased to share the following contribution, from our partner Catina O’Leary, PhD, Health Literacy Media president and CEO. Catina O’Leary, PhD, (left) and Amy Waterman, PhD, have partnered to bring kidney transplant education out of the transplant center and into patients’ lives. The game of chess starts with the opener – a set of moves that, to the untrained eye, might seem mundane and inconsequential. To the expert, though, the opener is an ... Read MoreLearn more
- The Hosterts are an active family, going on ski trips, camping trips, attending sporting events, spending time with friends and just watching movies together. No one would guess that Craig used to rely on dialysis to maintain his life, or that two of the family members are living kidney donors. In 1986, Craig Hostert was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder of the kidneys. When his kidneys failed, Craig’s three brothers and sister tested to be ... Read MoreLearn more