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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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Dr. Sejal Patel, Physician, Researcher and Kidney Transplant Patient

By Jim Myers – On Friday, January 14th,  2022, I did a remarkable broadcast with Sejal Patel,  M.D., CCRP.  Dr. Patel is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator,  Kidney Researcher,  Pre-Emptive Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Patient and a remarkably generous medical professional. Our original conversation was scheduled to take place on November 5th, 2021, but on November 4th,  …

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The National Living Donor Assistance Center Helps Living Donors With Donation Costs

Introduction: I recently did an interview with Marie-Claire Walters of the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC). Marie-Claire is the Assistant Coordinator of the National Living Donor Assistance Center. She has been with the NLDAC team since 2017, and is responsible for the NLDAC’s website content, newsletter, and educational materials. She has worked on several …

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