Kidney Transplant Conversations features diverse voices and experiences of donating, receiving, and caring for this gift of life. Over the coming months each new episode will feature interviews with patients, caregivers, advocates, donors, healthcare providers, and community leaders. At its highest level, our podcast series focuses on quality healthcare delivery, highlighting the innovative approaches kidney transplant recipients and providers are applying to improve care. Along the way, we’ll explore all the stages of the kidney transplant journey and invite our guests to share their experiences and insights. We’ll also look at things like health disparities in renal transplant, identifying where and why some groups don’t do as well when compared to others, and discuss what we can do to close the gap. This will include explorations of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (also known by the acronym IDEA), which are all subjects central to the purpose of this podcast. We invite you to subscribe and let Kidney Transplant Conversations keep you connected, informed and inspired with a constant flow of new thoughts and ideas. Send suggestions for guests and topics to: email@example.com
Tuesday Jun 21, 2022
Tuesday Jun 21, 2022
In our last episode, the first of several episodes celebrating National Donate Life Month, we sat down with Jennifer Martin from the National Kidney Foundation and learned about “The Big Ask, The Big Give”, a program dedicated to helping people with chronic kidney disease find their living kidney donor.
In this episode we meet military veteran Darryl Shaw, a kidney cancer survivor who also served multiple tours of duty. Darryl’s family members helped champion a successful campaign to raise funds for a kidney transplant, funding that helped his eventual living donor complete the initial compatibility tests. Darryl now volunteers as a mentor with programs such as “The Big Ask, The Big Give” from NKF, sharing his experiences and giving encouragement. He can offer perspectives from the point of view of ESKD patient who received a kidney from a friend and colleague, as well as being someone who opted for home dialysis and overcame many medical challenges. Darryl is now studying for his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, and he plans to continue in service to the kidney patient community.
With host and series producer Rolf Taylor.
Resources mentioned during the podcast:
Every April is National Donate Life month www.donatelife.net/ndlm/
The Big Ask, The Big Give, NKF www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors
The National Foundation for Transplants www.transplants.org
Mighty Cause www.mightycause.org
We thank the participants and advisors who help make Kidney Transplant Conversations possible.
Kidney Transplant Conversations is underwritten by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All views and opinions expressed in the podcast reflect those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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