Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney transplant

It’s not just about you: Get vaccinated for those of us who can’t develop antibodies

Author: Alysia Yamasaki  |  Posted:

"As things begin to reopen and more and more people are resuming normal life, I am reminded that my body is not like others. I know that I have to trust myself, be safe and unapologetically ask the question, “Are you vaccinated?” when I am unsure of someone’s status...I know this is my new normal—but does it have to be this way?" - Alysia, AKF Ambassador. Read more on our blog. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant, Stories, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease

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

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

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

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

Don’t let life’s curveballs strike you out

Author: Candie Gagne  |  Posted:

As a former chief hospital corpsman in the Navy, I didn’t expect to be on the receiving end of care. I was healthy my entire life—never in a million years did I think my kidneys would fail me, leaving my body desperately needing a transplant from a stranger. But these earth-shattering surprises did occur, not only to me, but to my husband as well. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant

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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