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.

A friend’s kindness leads to living kidney transplant Dialysis Clinic Inc.  |  Posted
Dorothy Krummel and Melissa Sharpe

The medical team believes that the in-line transfusion between their fathers years ago may have played a role in the compatibility of the transplant. Circumstances beyond her control have shaped Dorothy Krummel’s life, for better and worse. Yet, the bigger picture has worked in her favor and unexpected individuals have carried her through her darkest moments.

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What’s it like to live with a transplant? The FDA wants to know Ashley Ring  |  Posted
Kidney illustration

If you are a transplant patient, the federal government wants to hear from you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency that regulates the production of all medications in the United States. To determine whether a drug is placed on the market, the FDA measures whether the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks.

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Kidney disease and diabetes: Spread the word! Together 2 Goal® Campaign Staff  |  Posted
Kidney disease and diabetes

While some people are more at risk than others for kidney disease, it’s important to know there are some things you can control. Though you can’t change your family history, race or age, you can reduce the chances of developing other conditions that can lead to kidney disease—including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease—through lifestyle changes.

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6 tips to help you adjust to dialysis AKF Staff  |  Posted
New to dialysis

A diagnosis of kidney failure is life-changing. Because kidney failure has no cure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live, and the vast majority of patients will be on dialysis.

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