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 takes her living kidney donor journey to the airwaves

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

He gave me life. COVID-19 took his.

Author: Barbara Asofsky  |  Posted:

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: Kidney transplant, Stories, Coronavirus, Covid-19

Kidney Care Advocates Praise Biden For Pulling Third-Party Payer Rule

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

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

What’s new in Kidney Kitchen®

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

Know Your Kidneys™: Preventing and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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
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