Blog Posts: Kidney Failure

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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New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4 Richard Formica, M.D.  |  Posted
Richard Formica, M.D.

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

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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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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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