Blog Posts: Living With Kidney Disease

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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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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Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Blood Pressure Check Dr. Jerry Penso  |  Posted
High Blood Pressure Cuff and Heart

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans—68 million people. Less than half of these individuals have it under control, and 20 percent don’t even know they have the disease because it often shows no signs or symptoms. If this pressure stays high over time, it can lead to kidney disease and other health problems like heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

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