Carmen Munoz and Pam Davison
Carmen Munoz, right, with donor Pam Davison
When Carmen Munoz began her search for a kidney transplant center, finding a place with expertise in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) played a major role in her decision to choose the University of Maryland Medical Center. Carmen was multi-listed at nine hospitals but she says she choose UMMC not only because of the superior medical care, but also because of her friend, Jamie Cadiz, another PKD patient who had also undergone a kidney transplant at University of Maryland in 2006. Read full story
Jamie Cadiz, center with her husband Jesse, right, and her son Jarrett, left.
Jamie Cadiz and Scott Clarke
After struggling with the effects of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) for over 10 years, Jamie Cadiz was in end-stage renal failure and needed a kidney transplant but she also faced an additional challenge -- finding a transplant center that would take her case.
She finally found that place at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Read full story