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Discover patient stories, thought-provoking articles, and NKF updates.
Become a Part of the Solutions to Fight All Stages of Kidney Disease
The National Kidney Foundation’s Patient Network is the portal to the latest research, clinical...
Does Type 2 Diabetes Increase Your Risk for Kidney Disease? Yes
If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), you are at greater risk of developing kidney disease, a...
COVID-19 Holiday Tips for Celebrating Safely
COVID-19 cases and deaths rising across the United States. As cases continue to rapidly increase,...
Timely Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving
COVID-19 cases are dramatically rising across the United States. As cases continue to rapidly...
Lessons of Hope from a Double Transplant Recipient with PKD
Californian Valen Keefer, 37, has always been unique. She is affable, optimistic, and shares her...
New Drug, Positive Results. How Will it Benefit People with Diabetic Kidney Disease?
There is promising news for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes—a...
If You Have Kidney Disease, You Need to Get a Flu Shot This Fall
This fall, more than ever before, it is critical that everyone get a flu vaccine. The National...
NKF and ASN form joint task force to focus on use of race in eGFR
In August of 2020, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN...
Working to Get All Patients with Diabetes Tested for Kidney Disease
We know that when kidney disease is diagnosed in the early stages, the patient has the best chance...
Patients Share their Hospital Experiences during COVID-19
By Jim Myers, kidney transplant recipient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee member and Mary Baliker...
Patient Perspectives on Managing Routine Blood Tests during COVID-19
By Risa Simon, NKF patient advocate and founder of The Proactive Path and Transplantfirst Academy;...
My Experience with COVID-19 as a Kidney Patient
By Michael Phillips, Transplant recipient and Kidney Advocacy Committee member I was looking...
Kidney Transplant Patient Beats COVID-19 After Six-Week Bout of Deadly Disease
The symptoms of COVID-19 were difficult for Maryann Starick, a five-year kidney transplant patient...
There’s No Place Like Home for Dialysis
By Melissa Bensouda, Kidney Patient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee Member No place like home My...
COVID-19 Fears Don’t End After Being Tested
By Fiona McKinney, Kidney Patient and Kidney Advocacy Committee Member A few weeks ago, I...
Improving Transportation to Dialysis During a Pandemic and Beyond
By Torie Kranze, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana The COVID-19 pandemic has...
Finding Community in Isolation
by Elizabeth Fortune, freelance writer and ESRD patient Some days, the quarantine seems normal;...
Patient Story: Managing Medication During COVID-19 Outbreak
by Haley Jensen, kidney transplant recipient and NKF patient advocate As a kidney...
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