Blog Posts: Kidney Failure

Celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Week: Become a Donor Meelie DebRoy, M.D.  |  Posted
National Minority Donor Awareness Week - 8/1-7

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.

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Father’s Day Lessons About Kidney Disease Rhonda Horton  |  Posted
Rhonda Horton with her grandfather

Rhonda Horton’s father kept his kidney disease a secret from his children for five years. Read her Father’s Day blog post about the lessons she has learned and why it’s so important to learn your family’s health history.

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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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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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