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Living Kidney Donation Awareness Event Honored Local Mason Gary Garippo

We hear from a living donor and people awaiting kidney transplant in the latest Kidney Conversations podcast. Recorded at the Gary Garippo Memorial Blood Drive and Organ Donor Awareness Event, presented by the Grand Lodge of the State of New York Free & Accepted Masons Blood & Organ Donor Committee.


Listen through the embedded player below or visit https://anchor.fm/kidneyconversations/episodes/Living-Kidney-Donation-Awareness-Honored-Local-Mason-Gary-Garippo-e1ta87k/a-a95i588




The first annual Gary Garippo Memorial Blood Drive and Organ Donor Awareness Event took place Saturday, January 7, 2023. The event was presented by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York's Community Service Committee and Blood and Organ Donor Committee, in cooperation with the Kidney Foundation of WNY and ConnectLife.


This episode include an interview with living kidney donor Ed Draves, who helped organize the event, as well as clips from three people who spoke about the need for living kidney donors.


We also have a segment from the NIDDK's Healthy Moments program on the progress towards artificial kidneys.

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