The FDA's treatment approval of Oxlumo™ (lumasiran) by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is the first therapy for people with the rare genetic disease primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). Learn more about the drug approval on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Research
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.
I’m a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. I was vaccinated against COVID-19.
AKF Ambassador Ken Sutha is a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. He also received some of the earliest doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about his experience and how he views the vaccine as a patient and health care provider. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant
As a nephrologist, food lover, cook and Kidney Kitchen® contributor, Dr. Blake Shusterman knows that choosing the right foods can make a big difference in your kidney health. Read his top tips for how you can better manage your kidney disease through food on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living
AKF Ambassador and radio host Elizabeth Kay is on a mission to donate her kidney so her mother-in-law can one through the paired exchange program. She updates her listeners about her journey on the air and says the support they've shown “has been overwhelming.” READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Living Donor Protection Report Card, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant
DASH into heart health with new Kidney Kitchen® resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
To celebrate Heart Month, we spoke with AKF’s newest Kidney Kidney Kitchen®, NIH NHLBI's The Heart Truth program, and our friends NIDDK about how people with kidney disease can manage their heart health through food. Learn what they had to say on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Healthy living
In 2008, Anthony DeGuilio donated his kidney to Barbara Asofsky, a woman he had never met, in the first paired organ exchange New York and the second ever in the U.S. The two met after the surgery and remained close friends until Anthony died of COVID-19 in December. Read Barbara's post honoring Anthony on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Stories, Kidney transplant
Arkansas is just 1 of 2 states to receive an A on our new Living Donor Protection Report Card, thanks to the wide range of protections offered by the state. We talked to state legislators to find out why organ donation is top of mind for them. Learn more on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living Donor Protection Report Card
AKF Ambassador Nichole received the call letting her know a kidney was available for her right in the middle of the first wave of COVID-19. She reflected on the stress and anxiety she felt receiving a transplant during the pandemic in our latest blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Advocacy and policy, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant