Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney failure

Paired kidney exchange offers hope to minority patients waiting for transplants

Author: Joseph Keith Melancon, M.D.  |  Posted:

As a transplant surgeon and director of the George Washington University Transplant Institute, I have a special interest is in trying to get as many patients as possible kidney transplants. Patients who receive kidney transplants live a much longer life and are generally much happier than patients who remain on dialysis. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant, Kidney failure

What’s it like to live with a transplant? The FDA wants to know

Author: Ashley Ring  |  Posted:

If you are a transplant patient, the federal government wants to hear from you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency that regulates the production of all medications in the United States. To determine whether a drug is placed on the market, the FDA measures whether the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant, Kidney failure

Fighting for the insurance rights of ESRD patients

Author: LaVarne A. Burton  |  Posted:

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will investigate possible inappropriate efforts by providers of dialysis services to steer patients eligible for Medicare and Medicaid into insurance plans paid for by third parties. We think this is an important issue and we fully support the effort to make sure that there is no room for undue influence over patients in choosing their insurance. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF programs, Advocacy and policy, News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney failure
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