011. After surviving kidney cancer and receiving a living donor kidney transplant, Darryl donates his experience in return – as a mentor and guide.
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In our last episode, the first of several episodes celebrating National Donate Life Month, we sat down with Jennifer Martin from the National Kidney Foundation and learned about “The Big Ask, The Big Give”, a program dedicated to helping people with chronic kidney disease find their living kidney donor.
In this episode we meet military veteran Darryl Shaw, a kidney cancer survivor who also served multiple tours of duty. Darryl’s family members helped champion a successful campaign to raise funds for a kidney transplant, funding that helped his eventual living donor complete the initial compatibility tests. Darryl now volunteers as a mentor with programs such as “The Big Ask, The Big Give” from NKF, sharing his experiences and giving encouragement. He can offer perspectives from the point of view of ESKD patient who received a kidney from a friend and colleague, as well as being someone who opted for home dialysis and overcame many medical challenges. Darryl is now studying for his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, and he plans to continue in service to the kidney patient community.
With host and series producer Rolf Taylor.
Resources mentioned during the podcast:
Every April is National Donate Life month www.donatelife.net/ndlm/
The Big Ask, The Big Give, NKF www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors
The National Foundation for Transplants www.transplants.org
Mighty Cause www.mightycause.org
We thank the participants and advisors who help make Kidney Transplant Conversations possible.
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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