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
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.
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
The Biden administration recently withdrew an unreleased draft rule on end-stage renal disease conditions of coverage that was expected to address the controversial issue of whether insurers must accept premium payments from third-party charities -- a move quickly applauded by kidney care advocates, although the rule could resurface. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Advocacy and policy, News, Charitable premium assistance
Many people ring in the new year with a promise to make healthier choices. If you have kidney disease, one of the best things you can do to manage or even slow down the progression of the disease is to eat and drink healthy, kidney-friendly foods and fluids. AKF's Kidney Kitchen® is a great resource to help you get started, and we’ve cooked up some exciting updates over the past few months to help you conquer your New Year’s resolution. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living
1 in 10 Americans has #diabetes, the leading cause of kidney disease. Over time, diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your kidneys, which is known as diabetic kidney disease. Learn more on our blog, and be sure to catch up on our diabetic kidney disease webinar. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
Willie dedicated much of her career to giving back to people who came from backgrounds similar to hers. She loved the opportunity to help people, but when she started facing health problems, she realized she needed to help herself. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure
Jeremy and Drew Smith are brothers and best friends who do everything together, including kidney transplant surgery. Jeremy donated his #kidney to Drew last month, after a successful KidneyNation fundraising campaign that raised money for AKF's programs as a tribute to Drew before the surgery. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure