Blog Posts: Advocacy & Policy

Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson AKF Staff  |  Posted
Audrey Adamson

Meet Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund, who in March joined us for our annual Kidney Action Day on Capitol Hill. Audrey is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund's Advocacy Network who is raising awareness for kidney disease research and prevention.

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Give the Gift of Life: National Minority Donor Awareness Week AKF Staff  |  Posted
Give the Gift of Life: Anthony Brown's Story

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.

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Saving a Life: My Kidney Donation Story Anthony Brown  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund Advocate Anthony Brown donated his kidney to his mother in 2013 after she was diagnosed with kidney disease

Last year on World Kidney Day, when I was 25 years old, I donated my left kidney to my mother. In my experience, donating a kidney to my mother was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The reality is you only need one kidney to survive. And for most kidney patients, a kidney transplant is a chance for a better life.

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Making a Difference in Washington: Interview with an Advocate AKF Staff  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund Advocate, Monica Jemison at Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted 10 advocates from our Advocacy Network in Washington to meet with legislators and raise awareness for kidney disease prevention, education and research. We sat down with one patient-advocate, Monica Jemison from Waukegan, Ill., to hear about her experience on Capitol Hill.

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The American Kidney Fund fights kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education and prevention efforts. For more information, visit our website.

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