Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Covid-19

I’m a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. I was vaccinated against COVID-19.

Author: Dr. Ken Sutha  |  Posted:

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

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: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Stories, Kidney transplant

Jeremy and Drew Smith: Brothers, best friends and the perfect match

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

Take care of your body because it’s the only one you get

Author: Octavia Sallie  |  Posted:

With a long family history of diabetes, I’m sad to say that I wasn’t entirely surprised by my personal diagnosis in 2003. When thinking back to that year and everything that followed, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind. Why didn’t I take better care of my body knowing my family has a history of diabetes? How did I let my diabetes get so out of control? READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Healthy living

Adapting to the new normal: AKF’s Kidney Action Days transform into Kidney Action Week

Author: Carlos Aparicio  |  Posted:

Taking place from September 14-18, the free, weeklong event will feature virtual activities that anyone can participate in from the safety of their home. The event will include healthy cooking demonstrations, education sessions led by experts, fitness demonstrations, Ask a Nephrologist and Ask a Dietitian Q&A sessions, and other opportunities for participants to interact with AKF and share information. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Education, AKF programs, Kidney Action Day, Healthy eating, Healthy living

Navigating COVID-19 reopenings as a dialysis patient

Author: Katie Pickard, LCSW NSW-C  |  Posted:

As some parts of the country are loosening COVID-19 shutdown restrictions, you may be wondering how to stay safe and healthy while also having a connection to the outside world. Katie Pickard, a Satellite Health social worker, shared some reopening advice on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure

The gift of the storm: Surviving COVID-19 as kidney transplant recipient

Author: Patrick Gee  |  Posted:

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
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