Saturday, September 21, 2019

Nelson O. Freytes

Nelson received a liver transplant over 20 years ago due to fulminant liver failure, caused by thyroid medication. A few years after his transplant, Nelson set out to build a ‘next-level’ social network for the transplant community and started Transplant Cafe, and most recently Transplant News.

Stories From This Author:


Trump’s New Kidney Dialysis Directive To Save Lives And Money

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing the cost of kidney treatment by increasing the availability of kidney transplants. According to the National Institutes of Health,...

Disparity Persists In Kidney Transplantation for Hispanics and African Americans

For two decades now, there has been a campaign to increase the number of Hispanic and black patients receiving kidney transplants from related and unrelated living donors. Recent studies...

The Grim Reality of Organ Harvesting in China

China has been in the spotlight recently in relation to their organ donations system. The high rate of transplants being done in the country has been alarming with up...

A Rare 3 Organ Transplant for a California Man

At the edge of life’s trials, all we can hold on to is hope. Appreciating the value of life every moment we see a new dawn.  This is the...

Kidney Transplant Recipient Is ‘Scooting 4 Donors’ Across The USA

Four-time kidney transplant recipient Matt Schneider is currently 'Scooting4Donors,' making his way across the US on a scooter in support of organ donation awareness. Matt made a stop at Augusta University where...

How to Fundraise for a Transplant

$6,500. $2,300. $18,000.  These numbers aren’t the cost of a car, gadget, or vacation. They are real amounts that transplant families have had to cover out of pocket to bring...