Transplant Chronicles Fall 2011

Healthy Holiday Dining

By Janelle Gonyea, RD, LD

The holiday season is almost upon us and with it comes a whole host of temptations. From family dinners to holiday parties, treats are everywhere, making it very hard not to indulge. Start your menu planning now to ensure that healthy options are available throughout the season. More.

An Open Letter to My Donor Family

By Jack Fassnacht

Expressing thanks to your donor family can be difficult. What can you say to show your gratitude for the gift of life? We hope Jack's words inspire other transplant recipients to write a thank you note to their donor family. It's never too late! More.



Flu Season and Your Kidneys

By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FASN

The flu season is upon us and it's important that transplant patients get the flu vaccine. If you are a new transplant recipient, within the first 6 months, it is advisable to check with your transplant coordinator to make sure your transplant team allows the shot. More.

Reflections from the First Teen Editor of Transplant Chronicles

By Joshua Goldberg

Joshua Goldberg reflects on what he's learned from watching a parent suffer from kidney failure. His life lessons will inspire us all to appreciate the blessings in our own lives. More.

Holiday Thanks

By Maureen King Goldberg

As the holiday season approaches, a two time transplant recipient expresses her joy and gratitude at the fulfilling life she leads--thanks to the Gift of Life she received from her generous donors. More.




Team USAThird Annual NKF Home Dialysis Therapy "Fly-In" to Capitol Hill a Great Success

On September 13-14, 2011, patient advocates from across the U.S. participated in the National Kidney Foundation's annual fly-in to Capitol Hill to discuss newly introduced legislation supporting immunosuppressant drug coverage and today's challenges facing chronic kidney disease patients. More.


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