October 11, 2023
Polycystic liver disease (PLD) is a rare genetic disorder that causes normal liver tissue to be replaced by fluid-filled liver cysts. Liver cysts are actually pretty common, but their true prevalence is unknown, as they tend to be asymptomatic, says Dr. Danielle Brandman, Medical Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Weill Cornell Medicine.
June 21, 2023
Annie Hoffnung—a wife, mother, and chief human resources officer at a public relations firm—donated a kidney to a stranger on February 28, 2023. Considered an “altruistic donor,” she belongs to a small group of organ donors who care so much about the welfare of others that they’re willing to take significant time out of their lives and undergo surgery to save the life of someone they don’t know.
February 10, 2022
February 14th is National Donor Day. Take the day to learn more about becoming an organ donor.
March 31, 2021
At just 29 years old, Kevin Montello’s kidneys began to fail after many years of living with kidney disease. Thankfully, with tremendous support from his family, many of whom were tested to see if they might be a match, he didn’t have to look far for a donor.
March 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic was not enough to derail a kidney transplant for Kerry Lang, 26. Though her original surgery date for Kerry and her donor and dear friend, Annie was April 9, she didn’t have to wait long for the next opportunity.
March 11, 2021
Despite the COVID-19 placing roadblocks in the path of his kidney transplant, Rahat Bhatti, 33, recalls a positive transplant experience at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
January 27, 2021
How does a patient obtain a kidney transplant when he lives in New York, his live donor resides in India, and a pandemic and visa deadlines add complex layers to the transplant process? He takes the recommendations from friends and coworkers to contact the Adult Kidney Transplantation program at Weill Cornell Medicine to learn more about the transplant process.
January 5, 2021
David Cartwright’s eight-year journey to his kidney transplant caused him to require dialysis, the process by which waste, salt and extra water are removed from the body by machine, since the kidneys can no longer perform this function. But this timing landed David in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 25, 2020
Her chances of finding a match for a kidney transplant were 1 in 100. Here’s how a stranger helped her defy the odds — and how both their lives irrevocably changed.
December 2, 2020
Navigating pregnancy and childbirth for the first time is challenging enough. The backdrop of COVID-19 makes it downright adventurous. Fortunately for Jordan Harman and Annabelle Evans, they’re no strangers to adventure, medical or otherwise.
November 1, 2017
Living donation is a family affair for Brian and his wife Evette, who each donated a kidney to twin sons Alan and Brian.
October 1, 2017
Sometimes, information overload occurs when you are considering becoming a live kidney donor for someone in need. An overview of our program can help answer any questions you may have.
August 1, 2017
On Valentine's Day 2008, Evan received a kidney as part of the National Kidney Registry's first "transplant chain." Learn more about how this program changed Evan's life.
January 1, 2016
For Dorothy Shelley, who was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child, a kidney transplant was life-changing. On the 30th anniversary of her transplant, she reflected on opportunities it gave her.
September 30, 2015
Rita, a vivacious mother and businesswoman, is shocked to find her kidneys are failing. With 100,000 people on the transplant waitlist, her chances are not good. But there may be an angel closer to Rita than she realizes.