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Episode 75: Living Kidney Donor - Kathryn Robison

Kent's Kidney Stories

Release Date: 08/09/2021

Episode 83: Dr. Velma Scantlebury - America’s 1st African-American, Female Transplant Surgeon show art Episode 83: Dr. Velma Scantlebury - America’s 1st African-American, Female Transplant Surgeon

Kent's Kidney Stories

Kent gets a great opportunity to converse with Dr. Velma Scantlebury. Dr. Scantlebury is a transplant surgeon and author of Beyond Every Wall, Becoming the 1st Black Female Transplant Surgeon. She is an advocate for preemptive transplant and increasing diversity and women in surgery. To learn more about Dr. Velma Scantlebury or to purchase her book, click to visit her website. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For more information about Kidney Solutions, visit...

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Episode 82: Fez Anwan - 3 Time Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 82: Fez Anwan - 3 Time Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Kent has a conversation with Fez Awan from the UK. Fez was born with renal failure, and throughout his life, he has had 3 kidney transplants. In addition, he has used all modalities of dialysis. In the UK he volunteers for a few agencies/charities to bring more awareness and education regarding organ donation and kidney health. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For more information about Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason...

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Episode 81: Sejal Patel Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One? show art Episode 81: Sejal Patel Needs A Kidney Donor. Are YOU The One?

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After she finished medical school, Sejal Patel learned she needed a new kidney and pancreas to survive.  Sejal received the gift of life and decided to use her medical degree to go into clinical research and work in transplant nephrology to help others like herself.  Now her donated kidney is failing.  She looks forward to a transplant so she can continue caring for patients via the medical field. Sajel is registered on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List at Mayo Clinic Transplant in Phoenix, AZ.  Kidney Donor Program:  480-342-2000 If you have...

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Episode 80: Mary Baliker  Four-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 80: Mary Baliker Four-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Mary Baliker was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of nine and has undergone dialysis during various times in her life. At 17, she had a kidney transplant from her brother, Doug. Since then, she has had three more transplants, the last of which was in 1999. As a result of this life-long experience, she cherishes her life and possesses a strong interest to help improve healthcare. Click to purchase Mary's book, Maria Never Gives Up. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent...

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Episode 79: Austin Lee - Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient show art Episode 79: Austin Lee - Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Kidney disease is tough enough to deal with as an adult. When it begins in early childhood it is even more devastating and difficult to adjust to. Kent takes time to talk with Austin Lee, a two-time kidney transplant recipient who was transplanted at the early age of four. Listen to him explain the many challenges he and his family experienced. Through it all, you will hear a message of love and hope.  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For more information...

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Episode 78: Ben Street & Jasper Sharp - Ice Cream, Schnitzel, and the Gift of Life show art Episode 78: Ben Street & Jasper Sharp - Ice Cream, Schnitzel, and the Gift of Life

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Ben lives in London, England and Jasper lives in Vienna, Austria. Jasper needed a kidney transplant so his good friend, Ben agreed to donate. Ben flew to Vienna, Austria, and found out he was a match. Then the fun began! Covid came and Jasper had to have surgery, and all along Ben stayed firm in his commitment to donate. Listen to their story it is absolutely amazing. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For more information about Kidney Solutions, visit them...

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Episode 77: Jill Hammonds - Mother, Wife, and Kidney Warrior show art Episode 77: Jill Hammonds - Mother, Wife, and Kidney Warrior

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Kent talks to Jill Hammonds who has been living with FSGS for over 30 years. She was diagnosed at 14 years of age. She talks about her course of treatment and her transplants. One courageous and tough mother, wife, and kidney warrior. If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact Kent at  For more information about Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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Episode 76: AAKP Ambassador Jonathan Traylor 1 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 76: AAKP Ambassador Jonathan Traylor 1 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

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Kent talks with a good friend and kidney warrior Jonathan Traylor in this AAKP one-year kidneyversary session. Jonathan talks about the importance of keeping in close touch with his care team and expresses his feelings about mentorship and support during his first year of transplant. Please Like and Subscribe all things Hope with Jonathan: Click  for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode or would like more information about Kidney Solutions weekly Support Group, contact...

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Episode 75: Living Kidney  Donor - Kathryn Robison show art Episode 75: Living Kidney Donor - Kathryn Robison

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What does it take to be a living kidney donor? Listen to Kent’s interview with Kathryn Robison a second-year Medical Student at Texas Tech. She has a frank conversation with Kent about giving her kidney to her older brother. Her open and gentle presentation allows you to understand how important living donation is. What it means to your family and to yourself. She discusses her take on the importance of being the decision-maker and stresses the importance of maintaining your health after the surgery. Click  to read Kathryn's blog post, mentioned during the podcast. If you have questions...

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Episode 74: AAKP Ambassador Brandi Nunez 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special show art Episode 74: AAKP Ambassador Brandi Nunez 3 Year Transplant Anniversary Special

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Brandi is celebrating her third kidneyversary and talks about being a PKD patient and her transplant. Her story is of interest because she is the only one in the family who has PKD. Click  for more information on the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP).  If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at  For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at  Host: Kent Bressler Producer: Jason Nunez

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What does it take to be a living kidney donor? Listen to Kent’s interview with Kathryn Robison a second-year Medical Student at Texas Tech. She has a frank conversation with Kent about giving her kidney to her older brother. Her open and gentle presentation allows you to understand how important living donation is. What it means to your family and to yourself. She discusses her take on the importance of being the decision-maker and stresses the importance of maintaining your health after the surgery.

Click here to read Kathryn's blog post, mentioned during the podcast.

If you have questions regarding items discussed during this episode, contact Kent at [email protected]

For more information on Kidney Solutions, visit them at www.kidneysolutions.org

Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez