Moderated by Rick Badie
When it comes to transplants, kidneys are the most sought-after organs. My friend, a three-time kidney recipient, needs one now that his body has begun rejecting the one his younger brother gave him 15 years ago. Here’s his story, one shared by many Georgians in need of donors. Companion essays continue the health theme — one on a health disparity based on zip codes in our city, the other on biotechnology ethics.
Thousands wait for kidney donors
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a machine cleans Matt Schneider’s blood and removes waste products. It’s a three-hour process that taxes the body and heart.
Most people don’t think much about biotechnology, mainly because they don’t see its connection to their daily lives. Biotechnology is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, sometimes in surprising ways.