"I am a two-time kidney transplant recipient, I am immunocompromised, and I am high risk for COVID-19. My life could depend on whether or not you follow social distancing recommendations." Read AKF Ambassador Alysia's story on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories
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 am actually tired of being hungry:” What we’re hearing from kidney patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
As states and cities expand their emergency restrictions on businesses and individuals to slow the spread of COVID-19, Americans living with kidney failure are having to cope with disruptions to work, school, transportation and more, at the same time that they must continue receiving treatments and take measures to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus. Read their stories. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease
As we adjust to the new normal of shutdowns during the coronavirus (#COVID19) crisis, many people with kidney disease are wondering how they can safely stick to their food and fluid plans. Our blog has tips for safely ordering groceries and takeout delivery. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Some hospitals are making the difficult decision to postpone kidney transplants in light of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. While this news may be devastating to patients, it’s important to understand the medical reasoning behind these decisions. Learn more. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, News, Kidney transplant
With the CDC recommending ever more drastic social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and a Trump Administration executive action expanding telehealth services, many dialysis centers are putting in place telehealth (video medical consultations) and telework (for non-medical staff). READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Bill Lawson III comes from a legendary family in Petersburg, Virginia. His mother was a school administrator, his grandmother was a teacher, and both his father and grandfather were coaches in this big sports town. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a well-known high school basketball coach and athletic director... READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, KIDNEYNATION