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8/21/2019 - Pets & Kidney Transplant Safety

A beloved animal is your best friend. To hear a doctor say you have to give up your pet in order to get a kidney transplant is a nightmare. There are mixed messages in the healthcare community about having a pet and receiving a kidney transplant. Dr. Rafael Villicana, the Kidney Transplant Medical Director of Loma Linda Medical Center and Lori Hartwell discuss the general precautions to take to keep your furry and feathered friends and prevent the risk of infection. Learn what you need to do and which animals need an extra level of care so transplant recipients can stay healthy.

Podcast Link: http://www.netfilehost.com/kidneytalk/Kidney%20Talk_Dr.%20Villicana_Part%201_Final.mp3
Website Link: https://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/pets-kidney-transplant-safety/
Source: Renal Support Network (KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network)

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