Social Networking Among Transplant Recipients

Social Network for Transplant Recipients - Kidney Talk

Social Network for Transplant Recipients - Nelson Freytes - Kidney TalkNelson Freytes went to the hospital and ended up in a coma. He awoke with a new liver. What makes this story so fascinating is he never knew he needed a transplant until he had one. Nelson wanted to connect with others and as a result created, a social network for transplant recipients. Join us for a cup of java and hear some ways he’s made his transplant work for him.


You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Learn more about Nelson and the Transplant Cafe (Now Transplant News).

With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illnessand is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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