Kidney Transplant

Sharon learned she had underlying kidney disease while pregnant. At the 2013 Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness, she talks about her kidney transplant at the Penn Transplant Institute and regaining the energy to do the things she loves most.

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.

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