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How healthy are your kidneys?  It’s not something we hear much about until it becomes a health issue. They are one of the most important organs in the body.  What do you need to do to maintain the best kidney health possible? We’re answering that and other questions in this Medical…

As the first hospital in the District to provide COVID-19 vaccines to our care team, GW Hospital is proud to continue providing first and second doses to our frontline #HealthcareHeroes.

The George Washington University (GW) Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center and the GW Transplant Institute received the 2019 National Kidney Foundation Community Partnership Award at the 39th Annual Kidney Ball on Nov. 23 in Washington, D.C.

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Sarah Miknis, a photographer for George Washington University’s medical school, donated a kidney to Jose Reyes, who had stage 5 kidney disease. “An angel came down, and here we are,” Reyes said. News4’s Aimee Cho has their story.

​​​​​​​Anola McNair, who had her left kidney removed following the growth of a tumor, wasn’t sure about organ donation; though she needed a new kidney, she was reluctant to learn more. “I just wasn’t feeling the whole thing,” she recalled. “I’m thinking, ‘I don’t know, I don’t want to [think…

It all started with an idea, said J. Keith Melancon, M.D., chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, director of the GW Transplant Institute at GW Hospital, and professor of surgery at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS): “I’m going to donate a kidney.”

J. Keith Melancon, M.D., clapped Maurice Lucas, a retired Metro bus driver, on the back as he led him and his wife, Violet, through the door of the GW Transplant Institute at GW Hospital. “I’ve got somebody you need to meet,” said the chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, director of the…