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.

Unsung heroes: Social workers’ tireless efforts help patients affected by hurricanes

Social workers in Texas
Author: Mike Spigler  |  Posted:

When we visited Houston a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey’s extensive flooding left centers closed and damaged, and many patients unable to live in their homes, we heard heroic stories of social workers working around the clock to help their patients. We salute their efforts after the hurricane, as well as the loving care that they provide to dialysis patients day in and day out. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Disaster Relief

7 days without dialysis

Ariel Brigham
Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

If there’s one thing that’s predictable in a dialysis patient’s life, it’s the treatment schedule. Patients who are treated in-center typically go three times a week for about four hours of hemodialysis each time. But what happens when something disrupts that schedule? We sat down with Ariel Brigham in Houston to talk about her experience after Hurricane Harvey flooded vast parts of Houston and coastal Texas. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Dialysis, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease
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