I'm optimistic by nature, but let's get real. At 66 years old I probably have only one shot at getting this right. And there's just no question that, statistically, a healthy kidney from a live donor works better and lasts longer than any other treatment. Here are the numbers compiled by my team at LA's Cedar-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center: CLICK THE BUTTON ON THE RIGHT, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO THE KIDNEY DATA.
What's the best treatment for kidney failure? University of Minnesota transplant surgeon Ty Dunn, M.D. offers this great overview of why a kidney from a live healthy donor is always best. CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT SHE SAYS.