Kidney Transplant Gift - Kidney Donor Present - Kidney Donation GiftHere's a teacher who put her heart, soul and yes, actual real live kidney into her job. "When preschool teacher Beth Battista learned that Lyla Carreyn, a 5-year-old student at the same school, needed a kidney transplant, she said "I just knew I had to get tested," says the University of Wisconsin Health website where the kidney transplant surgery took place in 2017. Lyla and Beth recovered from surgery with matching kidney plush pillows! Kidney twinsies forever! We just love heart-warming stories like this.

Most folks are born with two kidneys, but did you know some people have three 💜 💜 💜 ? When you’re born with more than two, those extras are called supernumerary kidneys and it’s extremely rare, with fewer than 100 known cases. Having three kidneys is more common following a transplant — they hook up the new one and leave the old one in!

#TBT when our kidney plush graced the May 2013 cover of Nikkei Medical Drug Information in Japan, along with a heap of giant pills. 💊💊💊

Happy Kidney Awareness Month!

“We have received the organs and it was like Christmas morning for the transplant team.” - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Maybe not transplantable organs, but we hope The Guts bring lots of joy to the kids awaiting organ donations this holiday season!