Sister travels all the way from India to be her brother’s living kidney donor

When her brother’s kidneys began to fail, nothing could keep Bindu from saving his life, not even the nearly 10,000 miles separating them. From Coimbatore, India, all the way to Dallas, Texas, Bindu made the selfless decision to be her brother Biji’s living organ donor. Since childhood, the two siblings have always been close, but … Continue reading Sister travels all the way from India to be her brother’s living kidney donor

Hospital staff honors 21-year-old organ donor in moving “Walk of Respect”

For a few moments, time stood still at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. Employees from all areas of the hospital gathered and lined the hallways to pay tribute to the life and legacy of 21-year-old Matthew Spahn. Matthew’s final farewell lap Nearly two weeks after being struck by a vehicle early in … Continue reading Hospital staff honors 21-year-old organ donor in moving “Walk of Respect”

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

Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor

A primary reason why we decided to live tweet a heart transplant on Monday night was to highlight the importance of organ donation. In the hours during and after our #heartTXlive broadcast of “Jane’s” transplant, there was nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of people who registered to be organ donors, as compared … Continue reading Are you an organ donor? Tell us with hashtag #ImADonor