Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease FSGS

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a rare type of kidney disease that causes scarring in the filters of the kidneys. The filters, called glomeruli, are responsible for removing waste products from the blood and filtering them out into the urine.…

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Organ Donation

Organ Donation

Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ, at the time of the donor’s death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person. Organ donation can save or improve the lives of people…

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Getting the call for a kidney transplant

Getting the “Call”

When you are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant at Ascension St. John’s Kidney Transplant Center in Tulsa, OK, you will be contacted by the transplant center as soon as a suitable kidney becomes available. This is called…

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A Kidney for Rob - Kidney Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis

Kidney dialysis is a medical treatment that helps remove waste products and excess fluids from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so on their own. Dialysis can be done in two ways: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis…

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