Penn Transplant Institute

Kidney Transplant Patient Stories

Sharon: Kidney Transplant Recipient

Sharon, a registered nurse, discusses her treatment at the Penn Transplant Institute and how the team and other patients become like a close-knit family. She says that after her kidney transplant in 2003, she noticed a big difference in her energy level, and she encourages patients who are awaiting kidney transplants to stay positive.

Sharon participated in the annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, a run/walk to honor organ and tissue donors, celebrate organ and tissue recipients and recognize those who continue to wait for a life-saving transplant.