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
Monday Feb 27, 2023
Monday Feb 27, 2023
In the previous episode we heard Darryl’s story, how he needed a kidney transplant because of kidney cancer. This week we meet Jim, who responded to “The Big Ask,” and donated a kidney to his close friend Darryl. Jim shares with us his side of the story, explaining why doing this for his “brother” was so important to him, and he describes his overall experience of making “The Big Give.”
And Dr. Adam Bregman joins us to talk about his experience with kidney transplant patients using resources from programs such as “The Big Ask, The Big Give” to help find their own living donor. He also explains how a kidney from a living donor tends to last longer. We also explore the subject of health disparities in kidney disease and discuss some of the root causes.
With host and series producer Rolf Taylor.
Resources mentioned during this episode:
The Big Ask, The Big Give, National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors
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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