What’s happening in the states: October 2021

Author: Melanie Lendnal and Lindsay Gill  |  Posted:

If you live in Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio or North Carolina, there are living donor protection bills moving through your state's legislature! Learn more in our October What's happening in the states blog, and text KIDNEY to 52886 to join us in working to get these bills passed. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Ambassador, What’s happening in the states, Living Donor Protection Report Card

Congressional briefing wrap-up: Increasing Kidney Transplants in Communities of Color

Author: Kate Tremont  |  Posted:

As part of Kidney Action Week, we hosted a Congressional briefing on Increasing Kidney Transplants in Communities of Color. The goals of the briefing were to educate viewers about this important issue, provide recommendations for policymakers and inform people of color of ways they can advocate for themselves. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF Advocacy Activities, Ambassador, Congressional Update, Advocates, Health equity

Ambassador spotlight: LeighAnn Saylor and Marie Drain

Author: LeighAnn Saylor and Marie Drain  |  Posted:

"The more we make our voices heard, the harder it is for others to dismiss the needs of kidney patients. Ambassadors bring understanding, since this illness is one that is not always outwardly seen." AKF Ambassadors Marie and LeighAnn discussed the importance of advocating for yourself and other people living with kidney disease on our Advocacy blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight, Advocates

Ambassador spotlight: Dennis Harris

Author: Dennis Harris  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador Dennis encourages people newly diagnosed with kidney disease to not get overwhelmed by the flood of information in the beginning. "Know there are options out there that can help you live a normal life." Learn more from Dennis in his Ambassador spotlight. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight, Advocates
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