Transplant Chronicles Spring 2014

6 Tips to “Spring Clean” Your Medicine Cabinet

Despite what the temperature outside may indicate spring has officially arrived. And with spring comes spring cleaning! Expired medications can cause more harm than you might realize, so it’s important to extend spring cleaning to the medicine cabinet. Here are 6 tips to get you started.

New Kidney Allocation System

Efforts are already underway to implement the new kidney allocation system, which is scheduled to take effect nationwide at the end of this year. What does this mean for those waiting for kidney transplants? Learn more about it here.

Big Win for Transplant Recipients!

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a decision to drop its proposal to remove drugs from protected class status under Medicare Part D. Find out why this is such a wonderful triumph for the kidney community!

The Power of Patient Advocacy

To kick off National Kidney Month in March, the NKF sponsored the first annual Kidney Patient Summit. The event was incredibly moving and over 50 advocates attended 90 meetings on Capitol Hill to share their personal stories and struggles with kidney disease. See what our advocates had to say about the Summit.

JusticeIt’s Kidney Walk Season!

All over the country, thousands of people are lacing up their sneakers and taking lifesaving steps to fight kidney disease. What are you waiting for? Join the fight and find a Kidney Walk near you.


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