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Dialysis Patient Stories

Worth the Wait

Morgan Kimbrough is ready to get on with his life – after dialysis. He’s been making the trip to Mercy Dialysis Center in northeast Cedar Rapids three times a week, four hours at a time, for the past 3½ years. If you do the math, that’s a total of more than 2,000 hours spent connected to a dialysis machine. Read more.

Life Never Tasted So Good

Any one of the daunting hardships Randy Kelley has endured would have overwhelmed someone else. Remarkable determination carried him through heart bypass surgery, kidney cancer, kidney dialysis and a kidney transplant. Read part 1 and part 2.

Care Coordination

A unique partnership between Mercy’s Dialysis Center and the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Program played a key role in guiding Randy Kelley’s recovery. Read more.