Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney transplant

Why I decided to participate in COVID-19 vaccine research studies as a kidney transplant recipient

Author: Lori Noyes  |  Posted:

AKF Ambassador Lori Noyes has recently participated in two COVID-19 vaccine research studies to help scientists better understand the vaccine’s effectiveness for transplant recipients. She wrote about her commitment to helping the immunocompromised community and her experiences getting a third shot of the vaccine. READ MORE >>

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

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

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
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