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  • Trump Responds to NC Boy Pleading for Help for Father with Kidney Failure

    03/28/2018 9:24:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WSOCTV.com via AJC ^ | March 27, 2018
    BURKE COUNTY, N.C President Donald Trump responded in a letter to an 8-year-old Burke County boy who asked for a kidney for his father. Fore Putnam only wanted one thing for Christmas last year -- a kidney for his dad. Trae Putnam has a rare blood disease that left him in complete renal failure. He has been on dialysis for nearly three years and has been on a waiting list for a donor. Fore asked his grandmother who on earth could help him get his dad a kidney. That’s when Fore turned to writing letters; one to Trump, his daughter,...
  • Watch this man learn from a pack of baseball cards that his wife is his kidney donor match

    07/08/2017 5:40:00 AM PDT · by Dacula · 5 replies
    MLB ^ | 7-7-17 | Michael Clair and Jessica Kleinschmidt
    Very little in the world can match the excitement one gets when opening a pack of baseball cards to find a favorite player. But no rookie card or jersey insert can match what Steve Winfree found when he opened up a recent pack of Topps cards.
  • Bioartificial Kidney May Become A Reality Soon

    01/04/2017 8:09:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    iTech Post ^ | November 22, 2016 | Christie Abagon
    Dutch scientists and engineers have taken a big step towards developing a bionic kidney that could one day potentially replace the need for dialysis or transplantation. They have tested a "living membrane" made with human cells that would be at the heart of a functional artificial kidney implant. The Device Filtered Out Waste, The Same Way As A Real Kidney The team presented the advancement at at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. They demonstrated this activity by attaching human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells on the surfaces of artificial hollow structures. These cultured...
  • The Kidney Project (Freeper Relative Needs Bioartificial Kidney Implant)

    01/27/2016 3:33:39 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    A national research project is under way to create a small, surgically implanted, and free-standing bioartificial kidney to treat end stage renal disease (ESRD). The bioartificial kidney will give ESRD patients new hope beyond the short-term solution of renal dialysis and the longer-term, but impermanent, solution of a living kidney transplant for which donor organs are limited. As well, the bioartificial kidney is expected to save national health care dollars. VIDEO
  • Researchers grow functional kidneys from stem cells that work in live animals

    09/24/2015 2:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Futurism ^ | Hashem AL-ghaili
    In Brief Japanese researchers have successfully grown kidneys from stem cells that worked as they were supposed to after being transplanted into rats and pigs. The Breakthrough With all the parts, grown, the kidney was placed inside a rat, then the pathway was added, followed by the bladder they’d grown—the new bladder was then connected to the rat’s native bladder. After sewing up the rat, they found the whole system worked. The team then repeated what they had done with a much larger animal, one much closer in size to humans—a pig—and found the same results. The paper was published...
  • Apple Fanatics Try to Sell Kidneys to Buy New iPhone

    09/19/2015 10:37:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015
    Deal fell through after buyer disappearedA couple of gadget fanatics in China tried to sell their kidneys in order to buy the new iPhone 6s. Social media networks in China are filled with humourous content on how Apple fanatics are resorting to selling their organs in order to be able to afford the latest iPhone, reports MB.com. In fact, this trend is not new. In 2011, a teenager had sold his kidney for 22,000 Yuan to buy an iPhone and an iPad. This recent incident was exposed when a man went missing in an eastern province of China after...
  • Husband of shooting survivor: Wife lost kidney

    08/28/2015 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Blue Highway · 30 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 8/28/15 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The husband of on-air shooting survivor Vicki Gardner says his wife lost a kidney and part of her colon, and faces three months of convalescence. Tim Gardner said in a telephone interview Thursday his heart goes out to the families of Roanoke, Virginia, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. They were killed Wednesday by gunman Vester Flanagan as they interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Flavor company that uses embryo cells hides partner company names

    07/15/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LARGO, Florida, July 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A biomedical firm that uses fetal cell lines in flavor technology has removed from its website the names of organizations that use their products, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life (COGFL). Senomyx has been called out by the organization for using HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells in the research and development of their artificial flavor enhancers, despite a pro-life consumer backlash. Among Senomyx’s partnering companies is PepsiCo, which has been targeted for boycott based on its use of the flavor technology. In a recent response to customer letters, PepsiCo...
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....
  • Hooters waitress donates kidney to customer

    06/02/2015 7:59:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | June 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    ROSWELL, Ga., - A Georgia Hooters waitress who donated her kidney to a customer she had known for only three months said the organ is "working amazingly" post-surgery. Marianna Villareal, who serves tables at the Hooters in Roswell, said she struck up a friendship with customer Donald Thomas while her own grandmother was suffering kidney problems similar to those faced by Thomas. Villareal said her inability to help her grandmother spurred her decision when she learned about Thomas' troubles. "I said, 'Well I have two kidneys, do you want one of mine?'" Villarreal told WXIA-TV. "I wasn't able to do...
  • Boy behind the ‘Success Kid’ meme is trying to get his dad a kidney

    04/15/2015 5:15:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 14, 2015 | NINA GOLGOWSKI 
    The father of Sam Griner, better known from the "success kid" viral meme, is seeking help in finding a life-saving kidney donor while also raising money for the costly medical expenses that follow. For years an adorable toddler meme dubbed the "success kid" has delivered countless laughs and smiles across the Internet. Now the actual boy's father needs the Internet's help. Justin Griner, whose photograph of his then 11-month-old son Sam clenching a sandy fist in the air has been shared and edited numerous times, is now in dire need of a kidney transplant. "One can only survive with no...
  • Human Kidney for sale?

    10/24/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 5 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 10/24/14 | Nuke
    If you want it, Craigslist probably has it. I enjoy scanning the various items for sale, others’ trash becoming still others’ treasures. But, this morning, I ran across this ad, just blew me away … Anybody need a kidney? Healthy Kidney/Young White Male – $25000 (MS)
  • Kidney grown from [adult] stem cells by Australian scientists [skin stem cells]

    12/16/2013 1:18:13 PM PST · by topher · 11 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10:28AM GMT 16 Dec 2013 | By Jonathan Pearlman
    Scientists in Australia have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, followed years of research and involved the transformation of human skin cells into an organoid – a functioning "mini-kidney" with a width of only a few millimetres.
  • JOHN STOSSEL: We should sell human organs, as they do in Iran

    11/11/2013 2:28:06 PM PST · by JediJones · 52 replies
    The Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | 11/11/2013 | John Stossel
    I say: Privatize everything. Regulations forbid buying and selling organs, so the market cannot operate. Desperate patients must wait and hope someone gives an organ out of sheer generosity, that someone dies at just the right time, and that hospital administrators bump their case to the top of the list. In the United States, 100,000 people are on waiting lists for kidneys. Kidneys make up 80 percent of the organ shortage. We have two kidneys but need only one. Donors could save many lives, but not enough choose to donate. By contrast, in Iran, there’s often a waiting line of...
  • Man dies after doctor takes lunch during kidney operation

    09/07/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    The incident, which took place at the Lidköping hospital, has prompted stinging criticism from Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). The 72-year-old went under anesthetic at 10.45am on the day of the operation, which took place in January 2011. At noon sharp, the head anesthetist left the operating room to go for lunch. Fifteen minutes later, the head nurse anesthetist also left the patient and went for lunch. No other anesthetist was called in to take over responsibility for the doctor who was on his lunch break. And while another nurse was brought in to cover for the...
  • High-fat diet: Ketogenic diet reverses kidney damage from diabetes

    04/03/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 38 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 04/21/12 | Eryn Brown
    A high-fat "ketogenic" diet may reverse the kidney damage caused by diabetes, a study published online Wednesday by the journal PLoS One reports. Past research has shown that lowering blood sugar through diet can prevent kidney failure but not reverse it in patients with diabetes. Lead author Charles Mobbs, a neuroscientist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said that this study -- in which mice were fed a high-fat diet of 5% carbohydrate, 8% protein and a whopping 87% fat -- was the first to show that dietary intervention alone is enough to reverse kidney failure...
  • Lottery winner in need of a kidney nearly didn't claim $14.3 million

    01/24/2012 8:34:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal and MSNBC ^ | 1-24-12 | Scott Stump
    A military veteran in need of a kidney transplant had $14.3 million sitting on a table in his house and didn't know it. For three days after it was announced that the winning Megabucks ticket from the Jan. 14 drawing had been sold at a Wisconsin Mobil station, Napolean Elvord had no idea a life-changing sum of money was right at his fingertips. The clerks at the Madison store that Elvord visits daily asked him if he was the one who bought the winning ticket. But he said it wasn’t him — and as the days passed, no one came...
  • Joey 6 yo son follow up - kidneys

    01/23/2012 12:35:43 AM PST · by schwingdoc · 69 replies
    1/22/2012 | schwingdoc
    Hello everyone. I am so truly humbled and sincerely lifted by eveyone's responses. What a new world of connectivety we have. Real prayers and teams of warriors whom I've never met, have come from everywhere, based only on a few common grounds, besides logging in to the same (wonderful) website. (Thank you Freeper!!) 1. We love and fear God. 2. We love and hold our children so close to our hearts. 3. We look to grow our faith based on God's constant interactions in our lives. 4. Our hope in humanity is elevated by the notable responses of sincere prayers...
  • Gangs Are Pillaging Europe's Poor And Selling Their Kidneys (and even making a killing)

    11/03/2011 9:23:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/03/2011 | Robert Johnson
    <p>Europe's most poverty stricken residents, from the corners of countries like Belarus and the Ukraine,are being lured by easy money and empty promises to donate vital organs to smugglers.</p> <p>Bloomberg reports the practice is becoming a near epidemic in Israel where religious practices keep the organ donor pool at one of the lowest level in developed countries.</p>