Kidney transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD, talks about new breakthroughs that have increased the options for patients awaiting kidney transplants, including blood type compatibility and kidney exchanges. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Upstate Medical University. Upstate University Transplant Services
Deirdre Neilen, PhD shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal, “The Healing Muse” every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. Neilen is the editor of the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing. Today’s selection is ‘The Good News’, by K.B. Kincer, and can be found in the The Healing Muse, Volume 12.
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Rob Kochik, executive director of the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, discusses the history and importance of organ donation, and how you can help. With hundreds on waiting lists locally for kidneys, livers and hearts, he shares ways to become an organ donor, how to make the decision and discuss with your family, and some of the myths about why people don’t sign up. Register to become a donor now.
Watch the videos: Considering the Gift of Life; Six Myths about Organ Donation; Voices for Donation