Category: kidney

“Paired kidney exchange”, which allows you to donate your kidney that wasn’t a match for your intended recipient (spouse, child, etc.) to a stranger but in turn receive a kidney that is a match for your loved one. Instead of two people going without a transplant, both get a transplant.

In 2012, a 22-year-old man on a business trip sent a wrong-number text to a woman 30 years older; she replied that she’d like to hang out anyway. They went to a concert together, started dating, got married, and in 2019 she needed a kidney transplant and he donated his kidney to her.

In 2009, a man named Richard Batista found out his wife cheated on him and sued her to get back a kidney he had donated to her— or $1.5 million in exchange for it.

When you get a kidney transplant, they don’t replace your kidney(s), they just stick a third one in there.

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Human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become thirstier.

A woman donated her kidney to save the life of her boss who then fired her when she took too long to recover from the operation.

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A woman donated her kidney to save the life of her boss who then fired her when she took too long to recover from the operation.

Photo : Dennis Clark / nypost.com

Did you ever wonder why we’re not supposed to drink sea water? A kidney can’t make urine from a concentration of salts of more than 2%. Seawater is made of 3% salt, so if we drink it, the kidneys have to use existing water from our body to dilute and absorb the extra salt, which in turn makes us even thirstier. This keeps happening until we die of dehydration.

An Israeli team of researchers invented a breathalyzer that can detect 17 different diseases, including two types of Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, and cancers including lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.