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  • Local hero's family welcomes organ recipients

    July 19, 2014 5:26 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Only eleven months after the sudden and untimely death of their Joe, the family of Joseph "Joe Joe" Meyer will hear their son's heart beat for the first time. They will also meet the recipient of his kidneys and pancreas. On August 19, 2013, Jacobi Carter received Joe's... more »
  • Angelle Blanchard Kidney Transplant Benefit

    June 4, 2012 9:56 AM

    Angelle Blanchard Kidney Transplant Committee will be hosting a benefit at Cowboy's on Ambassador Caffery! The music starts at 10am and last until 6pm, on Sunday, June 10, 2012. This fundraiser is to help Angelle, who is waiting to undergo a kidney transplant this summer. There will be live, auctions,... more »
  • Free Kidney Screening

    September 22, 2010 5:39 PM

    Most Americans know that heart disease and cancer can be silent killers and understand that monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol and having regular mammograms are critical to protecting their health. Too few adults-and not enough doctors-realize, however, that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is another common, life-threatening illness that often goes... more »
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Kills Millions Each Year

    October 9, 2009 1:02 PM

    About 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD, and 20 million more are at risk for it. Local man Bill Brodnax was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago. He never thought he would get it. Kidneys are often unnoticed, but they are important-- they are... more »

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