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Kidney transplant recipient gives back by mentoring

Kidney transplant recipient gives back by mentoring

April is Donate Life Month, which is a good reminder of how important organ and tissue donation is to the transplant team at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, and around the world. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, more than 120,000 people are waiting for an organ, and a new person joins

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Become a living donor on World Kidney Day

Become a living donor on World Kidney Day

March 13 is World Kidney Day, a time for raising awareness of kidney disease prevention and early detection. Kidneys play an integral role in your health by removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. Kidney disease is often undetected and the reason kidneys fail may not be known in every case.
Doctors do

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Kidney transplant program celebrates 50 years

Kidney transplant program celebrates 50 years

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center’s kidney transplant program is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives.
The program’s first successful kidney transplant was performed on September 24, 1963. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most experienced programs in the United States, with surgeons completing more than 4,050

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Kidney transplant program celebrates 50 years

Kidney transplant program celebrates 50 years

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has long been a national leader in transplantation. Now, one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives.
The program’s first successful kidney transplant was performed on Sept. 24, 1963. Since then, surgeons

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Transplant coordinator honored for making a difference

Transplant coordinator honored for making a difference

Sonya Mau has been with her husband, Ben, every step of the way since he learned that his kidneys were failing more than 10 years ago.
That journey brought the couple to the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, where Ben received a kidney transplant in February 2008. And it brought them to Andrea Sharos

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Award-winning writer and kidney transplant recipient shares thoughts on organ donation

Award-winning writer and kidney transplant recipient shares thoughts on organ donation

April is National Donate Life Month. Each week, we’re sharing a story about organ transplantation and how the decision by one person to become a donor gives another person the gift of life.
Editor’s note: Jim McFarlin is an award-winning writer, editor, and public speaker. He’s also a member of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish

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World Kidney Day: A kidney transplant journey

World Kidney Day: A kidney transplant journey

As we shared last week, National Kidney Month is a great time to think about the health of your kidneys.
Today is World Kidney Day, which according to the National Kidney Foundation aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney

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National Kidney Month: Keeping your kidneys healthy

National Kidney Month: Keeping your kidneys healthy

Kidneys play an integral role in your health by removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. So it’s important they function properly.
March is a perfect time to think about your kidneys’ health because it’s National Kidney Month, designed to help raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease. According

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Kidney transplant recipient has more time to do what he loves

Kidney transplant recipient has more time to do what he loves

Darnell Marshall says he’s always on the go. Now he has a lot more time to do the things he loves—like ride his Harley Electra Glide—after undergoing a kidney transplant four months ago today at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center.
The long-term effects of diabetes had taken its toll on Marshall’s kidneys. The 61-year-old

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Transplant center programs recognized for maximizing the gift of life

Transplant center programs recognized for maximizing the gift of life

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center continues to solidify its reputation as one of the premiere programs in the country.
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded a silver medal of honor to the kidney/pancreas program and a bronze medal of honor to the liver, kidney and lung programs. The annual HHS

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