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Kent's Kidney Stories

Jul 1, 2022

Johnson Chen has an inherited disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which causes cysts to grow on his kidneys. He has a website called savejohnslife.com. Johnson is in need of a Living Kidney Donor. Can you help? Are YOU the one? 

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Jun 24, 2022

Kent talks with Brian K. Runge, RN, BSN, CCTC. Brian is the Chief Living Donor Transplant Coordinator for New-York Presbyterian Columbia Irving Medical Center.

Brian was born in Chicago and at the age of 6 moved with his family onto a sailboat and circumnavigated the globe from the age of 6 to 13. During that time,...


May 23, 2022

Kent talks with Martha Gershun & John D. Lantos, MD, authors of  Kidney to Share

Martha Gershun is a nonprofit consultant, writer, and community volunteer. She donated a kidney in 2018 to a woman she read about in the newspaper. Gershun has been named Special Advisor to the Kidney Transplant Collaborative and serves...


May 4, 2022

Marana was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 9 years old. 15 years ago, it took her sight, and now she is living with only 13% kidney function and now need a kidney transplant. She is an athlete trained in Brazilian JiuJitsu and active as a personal trainer and nutrition coach for those who are pursuing...


Apr 25, 2022

Kent talks with his friend Paul Conway, the Chair of Policy and Global Affairs and the past President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Paul has managed kidney disease for 40 years including nearly 3 years on home dialysis and is the recipient of a deceased kidney donor of over 23 years.

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