Kidney disease causes expensive, painful and debilitating complications that prevent many patients from working and earning an income. To support people in this difficult situation, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits as a financial resource.read more
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 American Kidney Fund provides vital programs and services to tens of thousands of people whose lives are affected by kidney disease. Everything we do is focused on helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. We’re proud to share with you this snapshot of how we’ve worked to achieve our mission in the first half of 2015. With your continued support, we’ll be able to help even more people during the second half of the year, and beyond.read more
There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.read more