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Your loved one’s personality is as unique as their healthcare needs. By learning about their conditions, you’ll be able to provide the best help possible. Here are 5 ways that you can help.

1. Learn how the kidneys work

Kidneys are the hardworking cleaners of the body. Blood entering them is cleaned as it passes through millions of tiny filters called glomeruli. Wastes and unneeded fluids are removed through urine, the clean...

Jeni and George Slater were shocked when their newborn daughter, Ellie, was diagnosed with kidney failure. Despite their initial distress, they found strength in the support of their community and in their love for each other. Through the ups and downs of their journey, Ellie and her family discovered an inner resilience that carried them through their toughest moments and never gave up hope.

This is their story.

Welcoming Ellie...

The leaves are changing color, it’s chilly enough to wear your favorite comfy sweater, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to start meal planning so you can sit down and enjoy the food, company, and conversation when the day arrives.

Jump to Recipe Pumpkin pepper hummus Minestrone soup Cranberry ginger chicken ...

Nearly 10,000 children1 in the country are living with kidney failure and require either dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. How can you best support a child with kidney disease? Katie Adduci, a nurse and living kidney donor to her son Max, and Nicole Dumont, a licensed social worker, are here to provide actionable ways to help children who are going through pediatric kidney disease.

Max and...

Living with kidney disease, especially during the later stages, can be challenging, but you are not alone. We hope that these quotes from people who have lived with kidney disease, undergone dialysis, or received kidney transplants will remind you that hope, strength, and perseverance can be found even in the hardest of times and inspire you to keep moving forward.

10 inspiring quotes 1. Anthony Reed, former dialysis patient and kidney...

The holidays are just around the corner, so it's time to dust off your decorations and pick out presents. If you struggle to find the right gift for the right person, specifically if they have a chronic illness like kidney disease, don't worry! Here are five ideas to inspire you this gift-giving season.

1. Self-care basket

Everyone needs self-care, especially if they live with something as stressful as kidney disease. As kidney disease...

Are you struggling with cabin fever? These delightful recipes are sure to warm you up and help you make it to spring.

Jump to recipe Cinnamon stewed apples Peanut butter oatmeal Sesame greens with tofu Pomegranate brûlée Marinara sauce

1. Cinnamon stewed apples

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Darwin and Marlena's almost three-decades-long marriage is no stranger to health challenges. They’ve gone through kidney failure, multiple transplants, and a brutal battle with COVID-19 that lasted half a year. How have they overcome these challenging circumstances? Marlena shares how their love and commitment to each other made all the difference.

A long history of kidney disease

Darwin has a family history of chronic kidney disease–...

When you hear the word “research,” you may think about innovative treatments and breakthrough technologies but these cutting-edge therapies are only made possible with another type of research called basic science. What is basic science research, and how does it apply to kidney disease? Dr. Holly Kramer, Dr. Joseph V. Bonventre, and Ph.D. candidate Hannah Wesselman break it down. 

What is basic science?

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With COVID-19 guidelines changing and new treatments being created, some people with kidney disease, those on dialysis, and kidney transplant recipients may be unsure what to do next. We’re here to help with up-to-date resources, guidelines, and COVID-19 survivor stories to help you create an informed plan to stay safe in the future. 

Why did you get the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters?

The CDC advises that...