Understanding and Preventing Transplant Rejection

Anyone who receives a kidney transplant has an important role to play to prevent their body from rejecting the new organ. What can you do to increase the life expectancy of your new kidney? Dr. Stanley C. Jordan is the Director of Nephrology and Transplant Immunology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a pioneering kidney transplant researcher. Lori has known him since her childhood.  From the beginning of his career, he was fascinated by immunology research and wanted to understand how it could be applied to problems with transplant rejection.  In this episode of KidneyTalk, Dr. Jordan delves deeply into the role of antibodies—how they affect who is able to receive a transplant and how long that kidney can remain healthy.

Dr. Jordan shares with Lori what transplant recipients must do to keep their new kidney healthy.  Listen in to hear about new immunology therapy and the treatment advances that can prevent transplant rejection and help people keep their gift of life.

 

Hosted By Lori Hartwell

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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