Kent Bressler, RN, MA
Kent’s Kidney Stories is hosted by Kent Bressler, a Registered Nurse, AAKP Board of Director, Ambassador, Kidney Transplant Recipient, and Vice President of Kidney Solutions. He will share his journey, some insight he has learned, and interview fellow Kidney Warriors and leaders in the Kidney Community.
Dr. Eliot Heher – Transplant Nephrologist
Kent interviews a friend and co-founder of Square knot Health, Inc. Dr. Eliot Heher is a transplant nephrologist with a penchant for seeing patients receive a transplant before they have to undergo dialysis.
Robert Friedman’s 3-Year Transplant Anniversary Special
Join us as we celebrate Robert (Bob) Friedman’s Kidneyversary. Bob is a Kidney Warrior and imparts some valuable information about kidney transplant and kidney disease in general.
Pearls of Wisdom from a Kidney Warrior
Lisa Baxter endured dialysis for 12 years until she received “the call.” Listen in, as Lisa shares her story and shares some pearls of wisdom for all Kidney Warriors.
Peter Maag, PhD, Executive Chairman of CareDx
Mr. Maag has been instrumental in the growth of CareDx and shares the company’s focus on pre and post-transplant care and the human element of the transplant continuum of care.
Charles Cranford’s 10th Transplant Anniversary Special
Charles Cranford is a native of Chicago and was transplanted 10 years ago at Johns Hopkins. His wife is a living donor and he’s eternally grateful for her generosity and love.
Lana Schmidt’s 5th Transplant Anniversary
After being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, Lana endured dialysis for 13 years before receiving a transplant using a specialized drug, Eculizumab (Soliris), because of her high antibodies.
Chef Oliver Hale: Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient
Kent has the privilege of interviewing world-renowned Chef, Oliver Hale about how he has combined his experience with kidney disease and transplant with his love for cooking.
Ivy Dennen: Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient
Ivey had been a type one diabetic for several years before her double organ transplant. Listen in, as Ivey shares how it came about and how she has progressed.
A Positive Attitude Will See You Through
Kent speaks with Chelsea Roman as she shares her inspirational journey to kidney transplant. Chelsea has battled major health concerns with her kidneys since birth.
Jason Nunez Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special
Kent speaks with our Audio Engineer/Producer, Jason Nunez. He endured Peritoneal Dialysis and an amputation before receiving the gift of life with a Kidney Transplant
Curtis Warfield’s Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special
Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Curtis Warfield. He is a typical CKD patient with a great story about his journey to dialysis and transplant.
Husband and Wife / Transplant Recipient and Living Donor
Kent speaks with Chance and Ashleigh Eckert about preemptive living donor transplants. The Eckert’s are an inspiring young couple! Click play and let’s hear their incredible story.
Immuno-suppresent Drug Coverage
While on his morning walk, Kent reflects on the monumental news of the U.S. Senate approval of immunosuppressive drug coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients.
Bruce Craft: Transplant Recipient for nearly 50 Years
Kent speaks with President of Kidney Solutions Board of Directors, Bruce Craft, who received a kidney transplant from his sister, nearly 50 years ago.
Testing for Organ Rejection
Kent and his wonderful guests help unpack Prospera and all that this Rejection Assessment Tool has to offer.
Kent speaks with Christine and Trudy from Natera about the benefits of genetic testing, cost, how the information may help and much more.
How to Be Your Own Advocate
Kent speaks to Armand Halter who endured peritoneal dialysis for 3 years before receiving his transplant. He and Kent reflect on the emotions tied to receiving a kidney transplant.
AAKP Ambassador’s 5th Kidney Transplant Anniversary Special
Kent speaks with AAKP’s Ambassador, Gail Glasser. We join in celebrating Gail’s 5 year Kidney Transplant Anniversary with a look back over all she overcame to recieve her transplant.
All best, Ben