The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
April 6, 2015
Living Kidney Donation
More than 101,000 people are on the national kidney transplant waiting list. April is National Donate Life Month, and University of Maryland transplant surgeon Dr. David Leeser will be on hand to discuss living kidney donation and how it saves lives. Dr. Leeser specializes in removing donor kidneys through a single incision in the belly button, leaving the donor with a barely visible scar. Learn more about living kidney donation at http://umm.edu/programs/transplant/services/kidney/living-donor.
Do you have a question about living kidney donation? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
David B. Leeser, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
University of Maryland Medical Center
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This page was last updated: March 17, 2015