012. How Jim became a kidney donor to his “brother” Darryl. Plus: Dr. Adam Bregman discusses helpful resources for living donation and some kidney transplant disparities.
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In the previous episode we heard Darryl’s story, how he needed a kidney transplant because of kidney cancer. This week we meet Jim, who responded to “The Big Ask,” and donated a kidney to his close friend Darryl. Jim shares with us his side of the story, explaining why doing this for his “brother” was so important to him, and he describes his overall experience of making “The Big Give.”
And Dr. Adam Bregman joins us to talk about his experience with kidney transplant patients using resources from programs such as “The Big Ask, The Big Give” to help find their own living donor. He also explains how a kidney from a living donor tends to last longer. We also explore the subject of health disparities in kidney disease and discuss some of the root causes.
With host and series producer Rolf Taylor.
Resources mentioned during this episode:
The Big Ask, The Big Give, National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors
Kidney Transplant Conversations is underwritten by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All views and opinions expressed in the podcast reflect those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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