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kidney

Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 29, 2016

What you need to know about Urinary tract infections

Do you feel the urge to wee, only to get to the toilet and pass a small amount of urine, with no relief? Is it painful to wee? You may possibly have a urinary tract infection. It’s a common condition, but it can get very serious, if you don’t get treatment. (more…)
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Grief and Loss
November 18, 2015

Rugby Legend, Jonah Lomu, Dies

The world was shocked, earlier today, with the heart-breaking news of the death of Jonah Lomu, who died from a kidney disease called nephrotic syndrome. (more…)
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Surgery
May 12, 2015

Organ and blood donation

Organ donation is often spoken about in hushed tones. Nobody really likes the thought of it, let alone talking about it with loved ones and making a decision to become an organ donor. Thankfully, over the past few years, there has been more of a focus on organ donation, what it actually involves, how many people can benefit from your organ and tissue donations, and the fact that it’s really easy to register as a donor. (more…)
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General knowledge
April 5, 2015

Human kidneys – Two for the price of one!

Now wouldn't that be something? Walking into your local grocer and simply ringing up 2 new organs when yours start to fail you. Imagine a world where you can replace your kidneys, your heart, and your liver as easily as the milk that’s gone bad in your fridge!? (more…)
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Surgery
August 11, 2014

3 Things you should know about donating a kidney

You've heard people say it when talking about something really expensive: “wow, that’ll cost me a kidney.” The thinking is twofold: you can live with one kidney, and a kidney must be a valuable commodity and worth some big bucks, right? Well, before you rush off to trade that second kidney in for extra cash, there are some very important things you need to know. Health is vital - this isn’t a simple procedure You should be in good health, and clear of any chronic diseases that could affect it. It’s illegal in South Africa to be paid for a donated organ …
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