Tuesdays with … August 8, 2016
Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.
Technology has transformed many industries. There’s hope that it might do the same for those in need of a kidney transplant.
It’s been fifty years since dialysis machines first started being used. Since then, other than kidney transplants, there haven’t been major changes in helping those like me who are in need of a kidney transplant. There are currently many research programs that are looking at growing kidneys. Here’s another that was just announced that might be a game changer.
Last week the National Institutes of Health announced that it was planning to lift its ban on funding some research that injects human stem cells into animal embryos. The goal is to try to grow human kidneys in animals that could be transplanted into those in need. Sounds like science fiction, but technology is moving fast. In Less than two years they are estimating that smartphones could be your only computer. Ask a young person how often they use a computer.
You could read more about the stem cell program by clicking on this link:
(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)
I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.
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Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.