What is a Preemptive Kidney Transplant?

What if you could minimize your time on dialysis, or even avoid it altogether? Do you know that you can have a transplant before you even need dialysis? Preemptive listing is a possibility, but how do you qualify? How long must you wait? Dr. Rafael Villicana, a transplant nephrologist, explains what a preemptive transplant is and how you can get started.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

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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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