Transplant Chronicles Summer 2014

Have Transplant, Will Travel — 10 Tips

A kidney transplant shouldn’t keep anyone from traveling, but it does require a little extra planning to explore the world when your immune system is suppressed and you’re on lifesaving daily medication. One globe-trotting transplant recipient shares his tips for easy and safe travel when you have a transplant. Check out these 10 travel tips!


5 Summer Fitness Tips

Temperatures are on the rise and you may be eager to take advantage of local parks, pools and bike paths. Summertime is great for outdoor fitness activities, but it’s important to exercise safely when the weather heats up. Here are the National Kidney Foundation’s 5 tips to help you take your workout outside in the summer.


The Low Down on New Anti–Rejection Meds

Two new kidney transplant medications were recently approved by the FDA: Nulojix® (belatacept) injection and Astagraf XL® (extended-release tacrolimus) capsules. Both of these medications can be used along with steroids and mycophenolate to prevent transplant rejection. Get the details and the pros/cons of these new meds.

Important New Kidney Legislation Introduced in Congress

This legislation aims to promote chronic kidney disease (CKD) research and education, expand care coordination efforts and protect access to care for dialysis patients, helping kidney patients make informed decisions about their care and allowing them to choose treatment options that best meet their needs. Learn more and ask your Representative for support.


JusticeMake Your Car a Kidney Car

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars program has been the most trusted car donation program for more than 30 years. Proceeds from donated vehicles pump millions of dollars into our life-saving services for kidney patients and those at risk. Learn more about donating your vehicle.


JusticeVitamin D Deficiency Affects 8 in 10 Kidney Transplant Patients

Kidney transplant patients have a very high rate of vitamin D deficiency, even in sunny climates, according to research recently presented at the National Kidney Foundation's annual meeting. Find out what this means for transplant recipients and whether supplements are recommended.

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