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.

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Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Blood Pressure Check Dr. Jerry Penso  |  Posted
High Blood Pressure Cuff and Heart

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans—68 million people. Less than half of these individuals have it under control, and 20 percent don’t even know they have the disease because it often shows no signs or symptoms. If this pressure stays high over time, it can lead to kidney disease and other health problems like heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

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Saving a Life: My Kidney Donation Story Anthony Brown  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund Advocate Anthony Brown donated his kidney to his mother in 2013 after she was diagnosed with kidney disease

Last year on World Kidney Day, when I was 25 years old, I donated my left kidney to my mother. In my experience, donating a kidney to my mother was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The reality is you only need one kidney to survive. And for most kidney patients, a kidney transplant is a chance for a better life.

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Making a Difference in Washington: Interview with an Advocate AKF Staff  |  Posted
American Kidney Fund Advocate, Monica Jemison at Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted 10 advocates from our Advocacy Network in Washington to meet with legislators and raise awareness for kidney disease prevention, education and research. We sat down with one patient-advocate, Monica Jemison from Waukegan, Ill., to hear about her experience on Capitol Hill.

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