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Kidney Transplant

Read about the people whose lives were changed by kidney transplant surgery at Duke.

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Kidney Transplant at Duke Fills Recipient with Song
Kidney Transplant at Duke Fills Recipient with Song

Kat Williams loved performing, volunteering, and spending time with her loved ones, but kidney failure was getting in her way. Dialysis kept her alive, but she ...

Becoming a Living Donor
Becoming a Living Donor

If you are considering becoming a living kidney, liver, or lung donor at Duke, the following information should answer some of your questions.

Mother and Daughter Receive Organ Transplants at Duke One Month Apart
Mother and Daughter Receive Organ Transplants at Duke One Month Apart

Tyra Ingram, 19, of Laurinburg, NC was born with more than one congenital heart defect and needed three major heart surgeries and a pacemaker before she was fi ...

Child with a Rare Genetic Disorder Is Full of Spunk After a Kidney Transplant at Duke
Child with a Rare Genetic Disorder Is Full of Spunk After a Kidney Transplant at Duke

A few weeks before Gunner Hart was born, his parents learned that he had a rare genetic disease that could cause irreparable damage to his kidneys, liver, and ...

Kidney Transplant Gives Child with Chronic Kidney Disease a Normal Childhood
Kidney Transplant Gives Child with Chronic Kidney Disease a Normal Childhood

Born with just one, poorly functioning kidney, Abrielle Barber faced significant challenges in her first five years of life, including getting nutrition from a ...

Six Myths and Facts About Kidney Transplantation
Six Myths and Facts About Kidney Transplantation

If you have kidney failure, a kidney transplant can help you feel better and live longer. Unfortunately, many myths persist about kidney transplant, including ...

Swift Path to Kidney Transplant, After a Decade of Kidney Disease
Swift Path to Kidney Transplant, After a Decade of Kidney Disease

At age 27, Barb Lavalette learned she had a disease that, over time, could severely damage her kidney function. For more than a decade, she managed her kidney ...

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke

Kenn Wiggins, 40, enjoyed five years of good health after undergoing a liver transplant near his home in Charlotte, NC. However, when his autoimmune hepatitis ...