Kidney disease is a silent killer that disproportionately affects women who are often the primary caregivers for loved ones with the disease, are more likely to become living donors but less likely to receive a transplant, and are at higher risk for CKD. Our infographic breaks it down. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Kidney failure
Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
On World Kidney Day 2018, 24 kidney patients, caregivers and loved ones from 14 states joined the American Kidney Fund (AKF) on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to protect living organ donors and ensure that low-income kidney patients continue to have access to health insurance, even if they need charitable assistance to afford it. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Advocacy and policy, News
Recently we asked living donors in our Facebook community what advice they would give someone who is thinking of becoming a living kidney donor. Numerous donors chimed in, and their advice was nearly unanimous: Just do it! READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), which manages the nation’s organ transplant system, said 2017 was the first year that more than 10,000 people became deceased donors, and nearly 34,800 organ transplants were performed. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Research, News, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure