"The Missing Piece" Author Discussion and Book Signing

The University of Michigan Transplant Center and Wolverines for Life are proud to present The Missing Piece: A Collection of Kidney Transplant Stories. Multiple libraries in the Ann Arbor area have agreed to host a collection of authors as they share their experience as a kidney donor or recipient. Books will be available for cash purchase at the event or on Amazon.

Attendees are encouraged to ask authors questions about their transplant experience, get a copy of their book signed, and join the organ donor registry to help support future transplant recipients.

 The Missing Piece is a window into the world of kidney transplant recipients and donors. These powerful, first-hand accounts, written by patients at Michigan Medicine, provide frank glimpses into the highs and the lows experienced by those struggling with a life-altering illness. The contributing authors discuss the coping techniques that worked and those that did not; how they knew when it was time to consider dialysis; and, how they shared their experiences and news with family, friends, and even complete strangers in a quest for a donation from a living donor. This uplifting book contains practical advice and a helpful list of resources for patients and family members. It is a must-read for those who are facing dialysis and/or kidney transplant and for those considering becoming a living donor. The book’s editor has dedicated this book to new patients, understanding that patient-to-patient communication is a unique and effective way to improve patient and family education. Proceeds from this book will be used to improve the patient experience at Michigan Medicine.

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