| May 27, 2010
| 6:20 AM
Vincent Liew waited five years for the kidney that was supposed to change his life. Instead, the organ ended it.
The kidney came from a woman who had uterine cancer, but she and doctors didn't know it. Once her disease was discovered after the...
| May 29, 2010
Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was...
| May 12, 2010
At 71, with more than two years of a punishing schedule of dialysis under his belt, William Kavadias thought a new kidney would never come. Transplants, he assumed, were for the young.
But last year, Kavadias' life-saving chance came in an unlikely...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 1:27 PM
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To learn more about Ella's disease, check out www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/nephrology.
She came to Chicago because her kidneys were failing ... too rapidly for a transplant. So doctors removed...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 5:27 PM
EAST HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut mayor says she found a desperate plea on Facebook and went under the knife to donate a kidney to an acquaintance.
April Capone-Almon is the mayor of East Haven, Connecticut. She gave an organ to 44-year-old Carlos...
| Apr 22, 2010
Singer and Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole has been named spokesperson of the non-profit United Kidney Research Organization (UKRO), which supports medical research related to the prevention, treatment and eradication of all forms of kidney disease.
| Nov 22, 2010
Two Glendale dentists are organizing a food drive for local families this holiday season and offering patients a special bargain.
Kamran Sahabi and Gregory Van Hale are offering X-Rays, exams and two dental cleanings for $49, with all the proceeds going...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 8:10 PM
Many people help out strangers. They donate food, money, even a place to stay. But a woman from Grand Rapids started a new tradition at a local hospital, she donated her kidney to a complete stranger.
For five long years, Robert Austin of Grand Ledge was...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:40 PM
The Laguna Beach that "Mr. Laguna," Harry Lawrence, remembers isn't the Laguna Beach of today.
"It was pretty run-down, especially during the war," Lawrence said. "We made most of what it is today."
By "we," he means the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce...
| Dec 22, 2010
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin — arguably the most important biological drug since insulin — died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate...
| Jul 23, 2010
As Tropical Storm Bonnie threatens southern Louisiana, dialysis patients are particularly vulnerable because they typically need treatment every two to three days, and any substantial delay can be life threatening.
Fresenius Medical Care, the nation's...
| Aug 1, 2010
Louisiana now ranks first in the nation for the number of people who agreed to become organ donors when registering for their driver's license, according to Donate Life America.
More than 64 percent of residents obtaining drivers' licenses and state...