Bioartificial Kidney: The Next Frontier in ESRD Treatment?

Author: Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. and William H. Fissell, M.D.  |  Posted:

A team of scientists, engineers and clinicians from across the United States is collaborating on a fast-track development to create an implantable kidney the size of a coffee cup to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which affects more than 600,000 people in the United States. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Research, Living with kidney disease, Kidney failure

Blood pressure and ESRD—learning the connection the hard way

Author: Dereck Lee  |  Posted:

I found out I had high blood pressure when I was in college. I knew it was serious, and I knew I needed to take medication to control it. But the prescription medication was expensive, and I couldn’t really afford it, so I stopped taking it. I guess I was in denial . . . for more than 10 years. But my life was pretty normal and most of the time I felt OK. Until 2008. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Kidney failure

Disaster Preparedness for Dialysis Patients

Author: Heather Jordan, MPH  |  Posted:

If you are a dialysis patient, it’s especially important to take steps to make sure you’re ready if disaster strikes. We can’t always predict when something will happen to derail our treatment plans. There are some simple steps you can take to make sure you are prepared and have access to the things you need to stay healthy in the event of a disaster. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Living with kidney disease

AKF in the First Half of 2015: Impact Report

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

The American Kidney Fund provides vital programs and services to tens of thousands of people whose lives are affected by kidney disease. Everything we do is focused on helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. We’re proud to share with you this snapshot of how we’ve worked to achieve our mission in the first half of 2015. With your continued support, we’ll be able to help even more people during the second half of the year, and beyond. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Infographics, AKF programs

Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 1

Author: Richard Patterson, Jr.  |  Posted:

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson, Jr. received a kidney from his son, Richard Patterson III, in June 2014. In Part 1, Richard Patterson, Jr. tells his story of cancer and kidney failure, and eventually receiving his transplant. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant

4 Things You Should Understand About Living with Kidney Disease

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

A simple question—“What do you wish others understood about living with kidney disease?”—unleashed a torrent of comments on our Facebook page recently. Kidney disease itself is often invisible until the late stages; once it progresses to kidney failure, patients need dialysis or a transplant to live. People living with kidney disease and kidney failure tell us they often feel that others do not understand what they are going through, both physically and emotionally. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure

Six Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure

Author: Jerry Penso, M.D., MBA  |  Posted:

A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

7 Truths About Organ Donation

Author: David Klassen, M.D.  |  Posted:

Just one person has the power to save or enhance the lives of more than 50 people through organ, eye and tissue donation. In his Kidney Today blog post, UNOS Chief Medical Officer clears up some misconceptions about organ donation. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney transplant
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