ARTICLES RELATING TO KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

Woman donates kidney to a stranger after seeing his mother’s desperate plea on car

2019-05-15 15:20

An American woman donated her kidney to a total stranger after seeing his mother’s desperate plea.

'To my organ donor all the way in heaven, thank you for giving me a second chance at life'

2019-04-19 09:57

After being reliant on dialysis for almost ten years, Cally Williams finally received the call that would change her life.

Nurse drives kidney transplant patients 800km through the night to get to life-saving surgeries

2019-04-02 20:00

Two patients from Port Elizabeth were recently rushed to Cape Town to receive long-awaited kidney transplants – by a nurse who drove through the night to get them to their surgeries on time.

KZN woman who received life-saving kidney wants to encourage people to become donors

2018-10-24 14:23

A 45-year-old woman from Pietermaritzburg got a kidney transplant in June 2018 after nearly six years of suffering with renal problems.

6 people take part in rare 3-way kidney transplant

2018-07-04 10:39

This three-way transplant worked with three couples, each with one person who needed a transplant.

Capetonian woman receives life-saving kidney from her dad

2017-12-01 15:44

This healthy young woman’s life was flipped upside down in a day after being diagnosed with kidney failure.

Indian police arrest doctors for organ trade

2016-08-11 10:50

A chronic shortage of kidneys available for transplant in India is fuelling black market trade in these organs.

Woman's appeal for kidney donor on car window pays off

2015-03-30 21:00

A stranger has stepped forward to donate his kidney to a woman who placed an appeal for a donor in the rear window of her car.

Kidney transplant beats dialysis

2014-05-23 14:12

Canadian scientists found that patients receiving donor kidneys were less likely to experience treatment failure or death than those on dialysis.

Antibody response may indicate transplant failure

2013-09-26 13:43

Kidney transplant patients who develop a specific type of antibody response may be at particular risk of having the organ fail within a few years.

 

Welkom mom suffers setback after donating kidney to save her daughter

2019-05-03 16:21

Lisa Steenberg from Welkom collapsed in tears when she realised it was her turn to suffer kidney disease.

My colleagues all call me ‘ma’ – meet the hero nurse who drove through the night to get her patients to life-saving surgery

2019-04-12 08:16

When two Eastern Cape-based patients urgently needed to be taken to Cape Town for life-saving transplant surgeries, there was only one person for the job. That's when Sister Salome Siebritz got the call: "Sister, your child needs you now. I know you’ll make a plan."

Here's how this athlete broke records after having a kidney transplant

2019-03-06 05:19

He managed to rise above his disease and emerge better than ever.

One reason why kidney transplants fail

2018-09-03 10:00

Scientists discover that an organ's biological age affects transplant success.

‘I feel so honoured I was able to help save his life’: Daughter donates kidney to dying father

2018-04-20 15:43

A 30-year-old daughter didn’t think twice about donating a kidney when she heard her father's health was deteriorating.

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys for desperate transplant patients

2016-10-31 14:55

Pilot studies are underway to test transplanting kidneys from deceased donors with hepatitis C into recipients who don't already have that virus.

New therapy may decrease rejection of transplanted kidneys

2016-03-11 11:27

Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, but desensitisation therapy may decrease rejection of 'unsuitable' organs.

Transplant candidates often struggle to accept kidneys

2015-01-02 12:03

Although the first surgery happened 60 years ago, the same concerns that likely bothered the first kidney transplant recipient still trouble many today- a new study shows.

5-week-old baby becomes organ donor

2013-10-14 08:51

A 5-week old baby has become the youngest organ donor in Britain after its kidneys were given to 22-year-old woman.

Brother donates kidney to end sister's suffering

2013-08-21 14:24

Ryan Muller donated a kidney to his sister Ronelle Slabb. This is the heart-warming story of how one can always rely on one’s family, no matter how dire the situation.

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