Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Living with kidney disease

“I am actually tired of being hungry:” What we’re hearing from kidney patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

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

Telework, telehealth and the (temporary) new normal with coronavirus

Author: Mike Spigler  |  Posted:

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

From coach to advocate: KidneyNation spotlight

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

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

State legislators who have donated kidneys stand up to protect living donors

Author: Melanie Kahn  |  Posted:

In our work to increase kidney transplants through living organ donation, we’ve met inspirational allies in state legislatures around the country. In 2019, we worked to introduce legislation to protect living donors in 14 states—and nine of those passed the legislation! READ MORE >>

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