In 2017 we saw the devastating effects of hurricanes on dialysis patients in Texas, Puerto Rico and other affected areas. Now, as Hurricane Florence begins its assault on the Carolinas, we’re again prepared to help. Mike Spigler, AKF’s vice president of patients services and kidney disease education, explains the special challenges that dialysis patients face during a natural disaster. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease
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.
We don't always know when disaster will strike. Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes and wildfires often mean evacuating to a safe location, which carries special challenges for dialysis patients who need to get their treatments. Our infographic has some tips to help you be prepared. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States and accounts for about 2% of all new kidney failure cases annually. Share this infographic and other information about PKD on social media. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
To help these patients, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) has activated its Disaster Relief Program for the state of Hawaii. AKF’s program is the nation’s only rapid-response system that provides emergency charitable financial assistance to dialysis patients when disaster strikes their communities. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief
Following the rigorous treatment regimen for kidney failure, day after day, is challenging for patients. Our survey of patients and renal professionals provides insights—including the outsized role that depression plays. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Dialysis, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
The American Kidney Fund has partnered with the TMF Health Quality Institute to incorporate kidney disease education into Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) classes taught by diabetes health educators using AKF’s Kidney Health Coach program. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Health Coach, Education, AKF programs, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living