A scrapbook meeting 14 years ago leads to kidney donation

A chance meeting between two women at a scrapbooking convention would turn out to a be a life-changing moment for one of their husbands. Ever since Krystal Grant from Pelzer, SC, met Lois Helmick at a scrapbooking convention in Utah nearly 14 years ago, they developed a special friendship. Distance did not keep the two from supporting one another, … Continue reading A scrapbook meeting 14 years ago leads to kidney donation

Dialysis or transplant? During kidney failure, know your options

Dialysis and kidney transplantation are treatments for severe kidney failure. When kidneys are no longer working effectively, waste products and fluid build up in the blood. When they fail – often because of diabetes, high blood pressure or hereditary conditions – the damage can spread to other parts of the body. There is a shortage … Continue reading Dialysis or transplant? During kidney failure, know your options

Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond

The bond between brothers Aaron and Lee Goggin is stronger than ever after Aaron gave his brother a kidney last week. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on what was the 1,000th kidney transplant at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. That’s notable in part because only about half of the 300 kidney transplant programs in … Continue reading Kidney transplant in Fort Worth strengthens brotherly bond