If you have had a transplant, blood transfusion or have given birth, you might have antibodies that prevent you from getting transplanted. Dr. Stanley Jordan of Cedar Sinai Medical Center describes this breakthrough treatment called “desensitization” which allows people with high antibodies to receive a successful kidney transplant. Listen to Lori’s story about how she underwent this treatment protocol which made it possible for her to receive her 4th kidney transplant.
Also…listen to our interview with Dr. Rafael Villicana who explains living donor matching options.
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With your Hosts…
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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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