Kidney Health

Revealed: I Want to Sell My Kidney for £75,000 on FACEBOOK

TERMINALLY-ill Brits are buying kidneys from desperately poor donors on Facebook . And criminal gangs are cashing in on the trade by setting up deals to flog kidneys for transplants. Some penniless people are so desperate for money just to survive they are willing to sell their organs on Facebook for as little as £1200. […]

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Kidney Donation For Money: Idea of Selling Organs Gains Ground

Preston Jenson did something most people don’t.  He gave a kidney to someone he never met. “I’ve never really thought about being compensated or anything like that, so, I think for me it’s more about the helping,” he said. Jenson’s medical expenses for the surgery were covered, but there were other costs. Jenson used his […]

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Alport Syndrome Diagnosis

Early and accurate diagnosis is important for early intervention in Alport Syndrome, regardless of gender. “It is just as important to diagnose Alport Syndrome in girls as in boys,” according to Dr. Clifford Kashtan. “Alport families know that affected boys will someday develop kidney failure, but they often believe that affected girls have no risk […]

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Living Donor Kidney Evaluation

Donating a kidney to another individual is an act of great kindness. Nearly half of the kidneys transplanted at Massachusetts General Hospital are given by living donors—family members, friends, co-workers and donors who are unknown to the recipient. Individuals who wish to become living kidney donors undergo a three-part evaluation process, as described below. Our […]

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Medicines to Treat Kidney Disease

People with kidney disease often take medicines to lower blood pressure, control blood glucose, and lower blood cholesterol. Two types of blood pressure medicines – ACE inhibitors and ARBs – may slow kidney disease and delay kidney failure, even in people who don’t have high blood pressure. The most important step you can take to […]

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Kidney Health Q & A

Q: What are the kidneys and what do they do? A: Each person who has undergone normal development has two kidneys about the size of a fist on either side of the spine. The kidney is both a filtering unit and a processing unit. About 200 quarts of fluid pass through the kidneys every 24 […]

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