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.

6 tips to help you adjust to dialysis AKF Staff  |  Posted
New to dialysis

A diagnosis of kidney failure is life-changing. Because kidney failure has no cure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live, and the vast majority of patients will be on dialysis.

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A gift of hope inspires giving back William Southall  |  Posted
William Southall

Five years ago I learned that my kidneys had failed and I would need to start dialysis to survive. Soon after, I found myself dealing with the sudden death of my mother. Dealing with these two sudden, devastating events at the same time was very challenging and I wasn’t sure how to make things work.

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Putting patients first before insurance companies LaVarne A. Burton  |  Posted
People of mixed races

We have been writing about the vital role of charitable third-party payments of insurance premiums for low-income kidney patients through the American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) because insurers are lobbying for public policies that would deny this kind of assistance.

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