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.

Infographic: November is National Family Caregivers Month AKF Staff  |  Posted
November is National Family Caregivers Month

Each November we salute family caregivers, who dedicate countless hours providing care to their loved ones. We recently asked our Facebook audience to share one secret about being a caregiver. This infographic highlights some of their responses.

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Bioartificial Kidney: The Next Frontier in ESRD Treatment? Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. and William H. Fissell, M.D.  |  Posted
Dr. Shuvo Roy - Bioartificial Kidney

A team of scientists, engineers and clinicians from across the United States is collaborating on a fast-track development to create an implantable kidney the size of a coffee cup to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which affects more than 600,000 people in the United States.

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Blood pressure and ESRD—learning the connection the hard way Dereck Lee  |  Posted
Dereck Lee

I found out I had high blood pressure when I was in college. I knew it was serious, and I knew I needed to take medication to control it. But the prescription medication was expensive, and I couldn’t really afford it, so I stopped taking it. I guess I was in denial . . . for more than 10 years. But my life was pretty normal and most of the time I felt OK. Until 2008.

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