In this episode from Second Opinion, organ recipient Karen discusses the life-saving kidney transplant she needed after being diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disorder. When that kidney wore out several years later, it was her brother that was able to become a living organ donor and save his sister’s life.
The group also sheds light on the challenges that face the more than 100,000 donors waiting for a kidney. If you’re interested in learning more about organ donation, visit organdonor.gov.
Second Opinion is an award-winning, health education television series sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on behalf of several Blue plans. In Kansas, the program airs on KTWU Topeka, KPTS Wichita and SHPTV Bunker Hill. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has underwritten the series for the past several years.
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