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Kidneys aren't organs you think about very often, but they are vital to our survival, because they filter waste, extra fluid and salt from the body. When the kidneys stop working properly (known as kidney failure or kidney “injury”), the person may need acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) dialysis and kidney transplantation.
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When a child develops progressive, chronic kidney disease that results in endstage renal failure (ESRD)—a condition in which the kidneys function at a fraction of their capacity—the only treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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Kidney transplantation offers the best treatment for a child diagnosed with severe (permanent) kidney failure.
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A: There are many factors to think about when considering organ donation, both for the person receiving the graft and the person donating a kidney.
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False. Kidney disease takes many different forms and may lead to kidney failure. Although there are ways to treat people with kidney failure—namely dialysis or kidney transplant—these treatments are not actual cures for kidney disease.
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Bone marrow is a blood-like substance found inside our bones. It’s important because of its role in making all kinds of blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infections and platelets that help blood clot.

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Cancer is not just one disease but many different diseases. What all cancers have in common though is they cause the development of abnormal cells in the body that can grow and take over normal, healthy tissue. There are a number of treatments that exist for both adults and children with cancer, and treatment plans may include any or all of the following: 

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Leukemia is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in children and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL as it’s commonly called, is the most common type of leukemia. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and it affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, these cells help fight infection and protect the body against disease. But in leukemia, these cells turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs. 

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