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Linda Umbach replied to Paula Wong's discussion Is it ok for a type O from a type O positive kidney donor? Also, is it ok to accept a donor in exchange for a loan?
"Yes, a type O recipient can only receive a kidney donation from a type O donor.  This is…"
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Paula Wong replied to Paula Wong's discussion Is it ok for a type O from a type O positive kidney donor? Also, is it ok to accept a donor in exchange for a loan?
"It appears that he is a match but just would like to know if it is illegal to accept a donor in…"
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Is it ok for a type O from a type O positive kidney donor? Also, is it ok to accept a donor in exchange for a loan?

Started by Paula Wong. Last reply by Linda Umbach on Monday. 2 Replies

Is it ok for a type O from a type O positive kidney donor? Also, is it ok to accept a donor in exchange for a loan for an agreed amount (with agreement to payback)?Continue

CDC: Rates for end-stage renal disease in diabetics has fallen by about 30%

Started by Patrick Barron. Last reply by tuhumom Oct 20. 1 Reply

We are always hearing news about diabetes' spread around the world at an unprecedented rate, and most of us can point to someone we know suffering the complications. Well here's some good news. A newly published study by the CDC points to a substantial decline  in the complications of diabetes - kidney failure of course being a big one. Here's an excerpt from an article in the current issues of NNI with the news:"Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in…Continue

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Prescription drugs MUCH cheaper at Costco than anywhere else. I take an autoimmune suppressant drug- at Walgreens it was $760 for a one month supply- at Costco, $250 for three months! NOTE- because p…

Posted by michael roman on October 29, 2014 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

Prescription drugs MUCH cheaper at Costco than anywhere else. I take an autoimmune suppressant drug- at Walgreens it was $760 for a one month supply- at Costco, $250 for three months!

NOTE- because pharmacists are licensed by the state of California, anyone can use the Costco Pharmacy- You don't have to be a Costco member.

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Highly sensitized

Posted by Lenore Williams on July 10, 2014 at 1:45pm 1 Comment

Lost my first transplant a year ago- reaction to an antibiotic. Just fount out I am highly sensitized. PRA is 92%. Does anyone have this problem. Does anyone have experience with the desensitization program at Cedars Sinai in LA?

Kidney friends: What messages do you want me to take to Capitol Hill on May 1st?

Posted by Shar S. Carlyle on April 2, 2014 at 4:43pm 2 Comments

Hi BAAKP folks,

What are your concerns?

I'm Representing People with PKD on Capitol Hill May 1, 2014.  This will be my 2nd trip, the first was in 2012 for NKF.  Join me in support of the passage of The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013, bill numbers S. 323 and H.R. 1428 as much as I do?  This is a key issue for me as a transplant recipient.  But there are thousands of us who will be helped by this legislation now and in the…

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Summer 2014 Kidney Konnection!

Our Summer 2014 Kidney Konnection is Out Now!  Read it while it's HOT!

You can find Dr. Gottheiner's presentation on "Chronic Kidney Disease: Staying One Step Ahead - An Update" on our video page.


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Mallory Ignacio
Willie Mackey
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Phil Wyche

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