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Episode 9: How to become an advocate for kidney health
Over the past year, NKF advocates have won a number of policy campaigns both in Congress and state capitals across the country - but we're not done yet. In this episode, we discussed some recent wins and our upcoming challenges for the kidney advocate community with Jeff Currey, a Connecticut State Representative and kidney transplant recipient, and Armand Halter, an NKF patient advocate who helped lead NKF’s efforts to pass the Connecticut version of the Living Donor Protection Act.
BONUS: Systemic Lupus and Lupus Nephritis
This bonus episode features a conversation about lupus nephritis between rheumatologist Dr. Irene Blanco and Shanika Chuying, a person living with the disease. Dr. Blanco and Shanika will discuss the facts about diagnosis and treatment of the disease as well as clear up some common misconceptions.
A major worry for many people right now is the Delta variant, a highly contagious strain of COVID-19 which is making headlines across the United States. The FDA has just authorized a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so that immune compromised patients can better protecting themselves from the virus. What does this mean for CKD, dialysis, and transplant patients? We spoke with Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, NKF Chief Medical Officer, in a recent Facebook Live to share the facts about the Delta variant, COVID-19 booster shots, and other concerns facing kidney patients.
Episode 6: Creating an inclusive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ kidney patients
Episode 5: What the new CDC masking guidance means for kidney patients
Episode 4: Coping with depression & anxiety during a global pandemic
Episode 3: New way to get involved in research for kidney patients
Episode 2: Is mobile health the way of the future?
Episode 1: The latest in COVID-19 vaccines for kidney patients