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Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
When Methodist minister Karen Onesti found out during an interfaith clergy meeting in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, that her colleague, Rabbi Andrew Bossov, was in need of a kidney transplant, she was quick to respond, “I’ll give you one of mine!”
Now more than three years post-transplant, the two say their friendship has deepened and both are healthy and active. They’re so fit, in fact, that they’re teaming up for the Kidney Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo this fall, recruiting family and friends to join their effort. The team name? You guessed it: “I’ll give you one of mine.”
A group of Israeli researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of kidney failure in people of African, and particularly sub-Saharan, descent. Upon further testing, this gene identification may revolutionize the prevention, detection, and treatment of chronic kidney disease in people at increased risk.
If you’re thinking about donating a kidney to a relative, friend or even a stranger, it’s important to get educated on the process so you understand what’s involved. To help you make this important decision, the NKF answers the top 5 questions about living donation.
It’s back to school time! Instead of sending the kids off with a knapsack that’s larger than they are, just pack the notebooks and gym clothes into this lightweight Love Your Kidneys drawstring bag. It’s sturdy, practical and hard to lose with its bright orange “kidney” color. Now save 25% on the backpack and every item in the NKF store when you use coupon code "LYK09" at checkout.
As the leaves change color this Fall, bring a little color of your own to the dinner table with this kidney–friendly stir fry dish from the Kidney Kitchen.