Kidney Solutions

A Network of Transplant Experience


Episode 126: Aimee Makovic – From Heart to Kidney: A Transplant Trilogy

Kent Bresler is joined by Amy Makovic, a poet and professor whose life-altering journey through a triple organ transplant during the pandemic is nothing short of miraculous. Her candid conversation delves into the emotional rollercoaster of an 18-hour surgery, an 11-month hospital recovery, and the mental health challenges that followed.

Amy’s resilience shines through as she discusses her return to the joys of traveling and teaching, and the importance of self-advocacy and gratitude in the face of medical adversity. Her book, “Contains Recycled Parts,” chronicles her transplant journey, offering hope and a testament to the power of perseverance.

If Amy’s story has touched you or if you’re looking for guidance and support in your own kidney health journey, reach out to Kent at For more information about Kidney Solutions and our weekly Support Group, visit

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez

Remember to keep breathing, and don’t miss the next amazing episodes of Kent’s Kidney Storie!

Contains Recycled Parts, by Aimee Mackovic: