A little less than a year ago Chris Strouth used a new tool to solve an old problem: finding a kidney to combat his IGA nephropathy (Harold, for short). He went to Twitter. You can read more about that story here and here, but suffice it to say: his 140-character gambit worked, and his new kidney ... More >>
Twin Cities musician finds new life through social networking
Sometimes, virtual friends and followers can turn out to be flesh-and-blood lifesavers.
AP is reporting Minneapolis Laker George Mikan died Wednesday night, having suffered from diabetes and kidney failure. George Mikan's Lakers won five of the first six NBA titles after the league was formed in 1948. He averaged 23.1 points per game in seven seasons with Minneapolis before retiring be ... More >>
What does an 80-year-old man with a bad kidney and failing heart have to live for?