UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), which manages the nation’s organ transplant system, said 2017 was the first year that more than 10,000 people became deceased donors, and nearly 34,800 organ transplants were performed. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Research, News, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
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.
Anyone can get kidney disease, but some groups—including Hispanic people—are more at risk than others. Our infographic presents four important facts you should know about Hispanics and kidney disease. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Research, Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
Trying to decide the best treatment option for kidney failure can be a very confusing process. Newly diagnosed patients are faced with choosing a treatment option, and those who are currently on dialysis periodically re-evaluate their treatment plan. Learn more about home treatment options. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Kidney failure
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
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