14-52 Story 1: Kidney Dialysis

 

Synopsis: More than 400,000 Americans are on kidney dialysis, a number that may grow to 2 million by 2030 due to obesity-related diseases. Experts discuss the advantages and shortfalls of dialysis and new transplant waiting list rules that will give the best organs to recipients who will be able to use them the longest.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. David Law, Assistant Chief of Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center & Medical Director, Satellite Healthcare dialysis, Oakland. Dr. Les Spry, nephrologist in Lincoln, NE and spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation.

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