Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

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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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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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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