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Kidney disease impacts people’s lives in a way that is unimaginable. We didn’t know that it was an option to donate. It didn’t change much for me, but it changed so much for the person that I gave the kidney to.
Thank you to the National Kidney Foundation for education, preparation and support aiding me to communicate my story and find a living donor. I am forever grateful for the insight and tools provided.
My kidney function came down to 9%. It was a shock. I had just gotten married. We had plans. The information on this website and everything I’d learned over the years is what got me through this.
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The publication of the 2002 NKF KDOQI Chronic Kidney Disease
guidelines, with its standardized terminology and eGFR-based
staging system, was the most important thing that’s happened in
dealing with CKD patients since I entered the field.