It has been extremely challenging at times." Dr. Sagar Nigwekar, a nephrologist and former AKF Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellow, shared how his hospital is handling the increased number of people needing dialysis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Kidney failure
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 Patrick Gee had a kidney transplant in 2017. "Three years and a global pandemic later, my life was on the line because of the immunosuppressive medicines I take to stop my body from rejecting my transplanted kidney." Read how he survived COVID-19 on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
As a dialysis patient, you probably spend more time with your dialysis technicians than other members of your care team. Dialysis techs are a vital part of your team and treatment, but do you know everything they're responsible for? Learn more about them on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
Lisa Bonebrake, executive director of Alport Syndrome Foundation, became a patient advocate after she and her son were diagnosed with Alport Syndrome. She shared what it's like to live with a rare genetic disease and why advocacy is so important to her family on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Living with kidney disease, Rare disease
We spoke with dietitian Susan Zogheib, our newest Kidney Kitchen contributor, about her experience, bestselling renal diet cookbooks, why she loves working with kidney patients and the advice she has for kidney-friendly eating. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Education, Diet, Nutrition, Healthy living
With a wealth of information on social distancing, risk factors and guidelines for health facilities, people have learned how to keep themselves safer and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for those who have had a kidney transplant postponed because of the pandemic, much is still uncertain. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Kidney transplant