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Kent's Kidney Stories

Oct 15, 2021

Kent gets a great opportunity to converse with Dr. Velma Scantlebury. Dr. Scantlebury is a transplant surgeon and author of Beyond Every Wall, Becoming the 1st Black Female Transplant Surgeon. She is an advocate for preemptive transplant and increasing diversity and women in surgery.

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Sep 30, 2021

Kent has a conversation with Fez Awan from the UK. Fez was born with renal failure, and throughout his life, he has had 3 kidney transplants. In addition, he has used all modalities of dialysis. In the UK he volunteers for a few agencies/charities to bring more awareness and education regarding organ donation and...


Sep 30, 2021

After she finished medical school, Sejal Patel learned she needed a new kidney and pancreas to survive.  Sejal received the gift of life and decided to use her medical degree to go into clinical research and work in transplant nephrology to help others like herself.  Now her donated kidney is failing.  She looks...


Sep 17, 2021

Mary Baliker was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of nine and has undergone dialysis during various times in her life. At 17, she had a kidney transplant from her brother, Doug. Since then, she has had three more transplants, the last of which was in 1999. As a result of this life-long experience, she cherishes...


Aug 27, 2021

Kidney disease is tough enough to deal with as an adult. When it begins in early childhood it is even more devastating and difficult to adjust to. Kent takes time to talk with Austin Lee, a two-time kidney transplant recipient who was transplanted at the early age of four. Listen to him explain the many challenges he...