Among minorities, the need for kidney transplants is disproportionately high, so donations are essential. Anthony Brown, a patient-advocate with American Kidney Fund, shared his story about donating one of his kidneys to his mother last year on World Kidney Day. Anthony is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund network who has donated a kidney to a friend or family member.read more
Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
It’s National Minority Donor Awareness Week! The need for organ donors, especially among ethnic minorities, has never been greater. Today, more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the United States— of which more than 63 percent are ethnic minorities.read more
Thomas Jones learned about the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease the hard way. He’s made it his personal mission to make sure everyone in his community understands that high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease.read more