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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Kidney Disease Deanna Power  |  Posted
Deanna Power

Kidney disease causes expensive, painful and debilitating complications that prevent many patients from working and earning an income. To support people in this difficult situation, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits as a financial resource.

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AKF in the First Half of 2015: Impact Report AKF Staff  |  Posted
AKF in the First Half of 2015: Impact Report

The American Kidney Fund provides vital programs and services to tens of thousands of people whose lives are affected by kidney disease. Everything we do is focused on helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. We’re proud to share with you this snapshot of how we’ve worked to achieve our mission in the first half of 2015. With your continued support, we’ll be able to help even more people during the second half of the year, and beyond.

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Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2 Richard Patterson III  |  Posted
Richard Patterson, Jr. & Richard Patterson III

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.

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Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 1 Richard Patterson, Jr.  |  Posted
Richard Patterson, Jr. & Richard Patterson III

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson, Jr. received a kidney from his son, Richard Patterson III, in June 2014. In Part 1, Richard Patterson, Jr. tells his story of cancer and kidney failure, and eventually receiving his transplant.

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4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease AKF Staff  |  Posted
4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally.

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