Reflections on Non-Directed Kidney Donation and Pediatric Transplantation

In this four-minute video, Dr. Susan Mendley, associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the case of Ethan Hatton, a two-year-old pediatric kidney failure patient who recently received a life-saving kidney from non-directed kidney donor Drew Sollenberger. Dr. Mendley talks about Ethan's condition and why he needed the transplant, as well as the surgical complexities involved when doctors transplant an adult kidney into a pediatric patient. Ethan's mother Toni Holly also appears in the video to discuss her reaction after learning that a donor kidney had become available for her son, as well as the compassionate care she and Ethan received during their time at UMMC.

This page was last updated: May 24, 2013

         
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