You Must Be Present to Win
By Gigi Spicer, RN Director, Kidney Transplant Service, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Richmond, VA
Many conditions that in the past had no treatment can be successfully controlled through a specific treatment plan. A healthcare provider with more than 40 years of experience explains why it's imperative to follow your treatment recommendations to achieve the maximum benefits of transplantation.
Listen To Your Body
Chris L. Wells, PhD, PT, CCS, ATC
How hard should you push yourself? Are you getting the most from your exercise program? While your body is recovering, learn how to monitor yourself to safely complete various activities and exercise on your own.
It's Coming: A National Kidney Paired Donation Program
By Jack Fassnacht, J.D.
It's not always easy for a kidney patient in need of a transplant to find a compatible living donor. One way around this problem is to find another incompatible recipient-donor pair where the donor in each pair is compatible with the recipient in the other pair. This type of cross matching is often called kidney paired donation or KPD.
Lara Tushla, LCSW
One change that has been affecting transplant patients is the availability of generic versions of two anti-rejection medications—CellCept® and Prograf®. Whether generic medications are an option for you is a conversation you need to have with your transplant team. Click here for important information on these changes.
Three Wonderful Women
By Josh Goldberg, Teen Editor
When Josh Goldberg graduated from high school, he was overjoyed to share this milestone with the three most important women in his life, including his mother who has had two kidney transplants, and his cousin who was one of her donors. Read Josh's moving story here.
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