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…
The GW Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center have launched a series of ads featuring James Brown, CBS Sports/News broadcaster as part of an awareness campaign that aims to educate citizens in the D.C. market about kidney disease.
David Tripp, 59, an attorney in northern Virginia, suffered kidney damage after cancer treatment in 2012. He was turned down by two clinics for a kidney transplant because doctors thought anti-rejection medication could cause the cancer to recur. But a chance meeting between his sister, Mara,…