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Kidney disease victim Steven Cojocaru receives transplant from mother.
Oct 13, 2005
Cojo's got a kidney
Lila Holland

Style maven and TV personality Steven Cojocaru has received a second donated kidney in a successful operation that took place yesterday, the Associated Press has reported. Cojocaru, a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, has polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary disorder that slowly destroys the ki...

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Hollywood fashion maven Steven Cojocaru has lost his transplanted kidney to infection, and will require a second transplant once an appropriate donor is found.
Jun 29, 2005
Steven Cojocaru seeks another kidney

Steven Cojocaru, fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, is in need of a second kidney transplant.

The flamboyant style guru suffers from polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes cysts to grow on the kidneys. The cysts replace healthy tissue, reducing the kidneys' functionality and eventually rendering them useless. PKD is the fourth leading cause of renal failure, and about 500,000 Americans have the disease.

An unnamed friend gave Cojocaru a kidney this January in what seemed to be a successful operation. Unfortunately, the organ became infected with a virus that sometimes attacks transplant recipients and had to be removed before it ceased to function.

Cojocaru, whose original kidneys were left untouched after the initial surgery, is recovering at an undisclosed hospital. He has released the following statement: "My spirits have not been dampened in the least. I'll be back to work shortly on the ...

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