Kristi's Gift - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A mother & daughter’s journey through kidney disease and donation

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

NBC 5's Kristi Nelson to Donate Kidney to Her Mother

NBC 5's Kristi Nelson to Donate Kidney to Her Mother

NBC 5's Kristi Nelson's touching, personal story of donating a kidney to her mom will be a multi-part series titled "Kristi’s Gift."

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018

Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson co-anchors NBC 5 First at Four and NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012

NBCDFW Wins Two National Journalism Awards

NBCDFW Wins Two National Journalism Awards

Stories about organ donation and racial integration are honored by the nation's largest minority journalist organization.

Sunday, Mar 4, 2012

Learn More About Kidney Disease

Learn More About Kidney Disease

Months after donating a kidney to her mother, NBC 5's Kristi Nelson speaks at a seminar and walks to raise awareness of Kidney Disease.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011

Few Texans Choose to Be Living Donors

Few Texans Choose to Be Living Donors

Of the 18,000 on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, only a few hundred receive an organ from a living donor.

Friday, Aug 19, 2011

Learn About Kidney Disease

Learn About Kidney Disease

Twenty-six million people in the country have kidney disease. NBC 5's Kristi Nelson spoke to several people diagnosed with the chronic disease.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

NBC 5 Anchor, Mom Recovering After Surgery

NBC 5 Anchor, Mom Recovering After Surgery

NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson became Baylor Health's 798th living kidney donor on Thursday.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Live Tweeting During Transplant

Live Tweeting During Transplant

NBC5 Anchor and reporter Deborah Ferguson was the first reporter in the country to live tweet during a kidney transplant surgery.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Kristi's Circle of Support

Kristi's Circle of Support

While deciding to become a living donor, NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson found love, pride and honesty in her family and friends.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Kristi's Kidney Donation a Success

Kristi's Kidney Donation a Success

NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson became Baylor Health's 798th living kidney donor on Thursday.

Top Stories
Police Search for Vehicle in Deadly Cyclist Hit and Run
Police Search for Vehicle in Deadly Cyclist Hit and Run

Police in Grand Prairie are looking for two black female suspects involved in a fatal hit and run at Belt Line Road and Interstate Highway 20 in Grand Prairie at about 6 a.m. Sunday.

Ramp, Lane Closures to Affect Drivers in Downtown Dallas
Ramp, Lane Closures to Affect Drivers in Downtown Dallas

Drivers in Downtown Dallas should expect closures affecting Interstate 35E and the Dallas North Tollway starting Sunday night, the Texas Department of Transportation says.

Streets in Fort Worth's West 7th Area to Become One-Way
Streets in Fort Worth's West 7th Area to Become One-Way

Four two-way streets in Fort Worth's West 7th neighborhood will become one-way streets starting Monday.

McKinney Man Competes in Tour de France
McKinney Man Competes in Tour de France

Chad Haga, a Texas native who graduated from McKinney High School, has competed in seven Grand Tours, but this is Haga’s first Tour de France. He is competing as a support rider on Team Sunweb.

Amid Investigations and Tensions, Trump-Putin Going 1-on-1
Amid Investigations and Tensions, Trump-Putin Going 1-on-1

With rattled world capitals watching, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are ready to go one-on-one in a summit that plays out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in...

Dallas Political Names Ponder Mayoral Run
Dallas Political Names Ponder Mayoral Run

More than a dozen people are being mentioned as possible successors to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.