Approximately 85,000 people in the United States are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. With this tremendous shortage, many patients find themselves turning to family members and friends in hopes of a lifesaving match. Unfortunately, only 40 to 50% of potential donor candidates are found to be compatible with their recipient. If no … Continue reading Paired kidney donation – A "medical matchmaker"
Scott & White recently honored those patients who have died, whose organs have gone on to better other patient lives. Corneas, kidneys, and pancreas donors had a “Wall of Heroes” dedicated to these folks who either had signed up for organ donation before their death, or their family members saw the need to donate their … Continue reading Organ donors honored at Scott & White
April is National Donate Life Month and I believe the greatest gifts one can give is organ donation. One donor can have an impact on up to 50 people! 50 lives saved. I speak from experience. Back in 2003/2004 I was diagnosed with liver cancer as a Scott & White patient. After two cancer surgeries … Continue reading April is National Donate Life Month