Black Market Kidney Broker, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, Released From Prison

The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (file / credit: AG's Office)

AG: L.I. ‘Scam Artist’ Duped Customers With Kidney Transplant Service

A Long Island “scam artist” has agreed to close up shop after authorities said he charged desperate customers to facilitate kidney donations, a violation of state and federal law.


Dot Elwood, Jennifer Phillips

Women Credit Faith With Linking Them For Kidney Transplant

A woman suffering from an incurable kidney disease had her prayers for a transplant answered by a fellow member of her New Jersey church.


Roberto Medina (credit: CBS 2)

Kidney Transplant For Bronx Man Whose Sister Died In Surgery Now Postponed

It’s been a devastating ordeal for Roberto Medina, but his family is still hoping for a happy ending.


Debbie Stevens with attorney Lenard Leeds (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hicksville Woman Says She Was Fired After Donating Kidney To Help Boss

Debbie Stevens has filed a complaint claiming she was fired after a donating her kidney to allow her boss to move up on a transplant waiting list.


Octavio Estevez (R) on the steps of City Hall - New York, NY - Dec 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Father Of Two Needs A Home To Get Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Without a permanent home, New York Presbyterian rules state they can’t perform the kidney transplant surgery Octavio Estevez desperately needs to stay alive.


Gavin Scimeca (credit: Saves for Gavin)

Stories From Main Street: Park Ridge H.S. Goalie Helps Little Boy With Rare Disease

Winning isn’t everything. Park Ridge High School senior Sean McCan was motivated by so much more this soccer season.


Dialysis patient (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Heart Dialysis

More than 1.25 million times a year, someone has a heart attack in this country. Most will actually survive a first heart attack but often with damage to the heart muscle, damage that eventually, perhaps years later, catches up with the victim and causes heart failure.


Katrina Petway and Steve Michalik hug at North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset, NY - May 19, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Former Mr. Universe Gets New Lease On Life With Kidney Transplant At North Shore University Hospital

As part of a three-way kidney exchange at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, former Mr. Universe Steve Michalik got a new chance at living.


Richard Woontyler and daughter Ricki at their Crown Heights home (Photo/John Montone)

Brooklyn Man In Desperate Need Of A Kidney

A Brooklyn man has had more than his share of misery and now he’s doing his best to survive because he has a lot to live for.


A determined Long Island mother decided to go on a year long campaign of diet and exercise in order to give her son a new kidney.

Determined Seaford Mom Donates Kidney To Son

A Seaford mom decided to go on a campaign of diet and exercise in order to give her son a new kidney.

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