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: 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

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: Amelia Rowniewski

Author: Amelia Rowniewski  |  Posted:

Kidney disease "uproots the lives of children, taking them from playing doctor one day to barely being kept alive by doctors the next." Learn why 15-year-old Amelia became an AKF Ambassador "to be a voice for pediatric kidney patients" in her Ambassador spotlight. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
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