Tag: Organ Transplant

Opt Out

On Wednesday 20th May 2020 the law around organ donation is changing to an opt out system in …

The Power of Human Resilience: Quelqu’un m’a dit

I just listened to a song by Carla Bruni and it triggered many feelings that have nothing …

My Sister’s 7 Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary

Last night my family got together to celebrate the seven year anniversary of my sister’s kidney transplant. …

Jan 2, 2016: My 6 Year Pancreas Transplant Anniversary

Exactly 6 years ago, in the early morning of January 2, 2010, I was on the operating …

Live Kidney Donation and Life Insurance

In June 2015, my Home and Auto insurance provider, AMICA of Rhode Island, sent me a letter …

Winter and the BUGS

Autoimmune diseases such as MS, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis all have the basic problem …

Traveling with three kidneys, two pancreata, and a pacemaker!

Living life with a chronic disease is at best a daily battle, but most of us don’t …

The Donor’s Perspective

On March 12, 2009, at the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Dr. Rodrigo Sandoval extracted a kidney …