Read the inspiring story of Sarah Miknis, a Washington, D.C. based photographer who stepped up to the plate to become a living kidney donor. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Stories, Kidney transplant, 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.
The Atlantic magazine, long known for its “relentless pursuit of the ideas that matter and the stories that captivate,” published an in-depth look at the financial toll that illnesses—including chronic illnesses like kidney disease—take on patients. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, News, Charitable premium assistance
Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
Each year at our national gala, The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) honors a “Hero of Hope” – someone living with kidney failure whose life is a testament to hope in the face of kidney disease. Here is a look back at a few of the inspirational people who have been honored by AKF as Heroes of Hope. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Stories