Kidney Solutions

Episode 98: Brian Runge – Chief Living Donor Transplant Coordinator

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 …

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Tom Ottmann Kidney Transplant Warrior and Organ Donation Advocate

By Jim Myers I recently did a Broadcast on Kidney Stories 2, with Kidney Transplant Warrior and Organ Donation Advocate,  Tom Ottman. Tom And FSGS In 1997, Tom was diagnosed with FSGS The first hint of ESRD came from a routine annual physical.  Tom managed to avoid dialysis for the next 16 years before his …

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Episode 97: Martha Gershun & John D. Lantos—Authors of Kidney to Share

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 on the …

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Episode 95: Paul Conway, Past President of AAKP & Kidney Transplant Recipient

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. Click here …

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Episode 94: Martin Hughes Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

Martin Hughes is the father of two adult children and an uncle to many nieces and nephews. He has spent the last 20 years working with formerly homeless families and individuals as a site director.  He would like to establish his own nonprofit agency to continue to help the homeless population in New York City. Martin …

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Episode 93: Michael Etheridge Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

Today’s interview is with Rinki and Michael Etheridge are an extraordinary team. Michael needs a kidney donor as his current transplanted kidney is in danger of failure. Rinki has taken on the daunting task of finding that donor. Rinki talks about how difficult it is to be a caregiver. She gives valuable insight into what …

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Episode 92: Nancy Orman, Author & Kidney Transplant Recipient

Nancy’s kidney donor was her son Scott. She has known tragedy in the loss of one of her sons and has battled Multiple Sclerosis and Kidney Failure coming out on top. Her undying faith is gently expressed in her book called Stronger Than I Thought. Listen in and enjoy a wonderful conversation with author Nancy …

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