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A gift of love: Wife saves husband’s life through organ donation

As a successful practicing attorney, father of two young children and supportive husband, Joel Elliott is quite accustomed to the on-the-go lifestyle. So much so that his wife Cristy explains, “He is the gas, I am the brake.” With 18 years of marriage down and many more to go, the couple did not let the …

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Why I lost nearly 50 lbs to donate my kidney and save my father’s life

I followed the doctor into the hallway. I didn’t want my dad to hear the answer I was afraid of, “No…sorry…Mr. Horner is not a candidate for a transplant.” Let me back up. We forced Dad to come to the ER more than three weeks ago, convinced he was in heart failure. He has a …

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Transplant nurse donates kidney to save father’s life

When John Gossett started feeling sick last year it was all too familiar. Fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath — they were some of the same symptoms he experienced more than a decade ago when he first learned his kidney was failing. Diabetes contributed to his kidney disease and in 2007, the Baylor Scott …

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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 …

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