February 19th, 2010

Kidney Donor Found Online

By Kelley Luckstein

Everyday thousands of people are waiting to get an organ transplant. While the national list is long, now there's a new way to make a perfect match. A local man found a kidney donor online…

 

For Cindy Love, she watched her nephew go through kidney failure, but when she wasn't a match, she researched online. So she went to matchingdonors.com, a website where donors can find matches and she found Wirt…

 

Mayo Doctor, Mikel Prieto says kidney transplants are in higher demand today than ever.  It's primarily increasing because we tend to get more kidney disease when we get older and because there's more people," says Dr. Prieto, Surgical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program.

 

KAAL, by Ellery McCardle, 2/16/2010

 

Additional coverage: WCCO

Tags: kidney donors, Transplant, Transplant

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