Transplant Chronicles Winter 2011

Tips for a Healthy Winter

By Jessica Melore

Winter has arrived, and with more of us staying indoors in close quarters, it increases the likelihood of contracting the cold, flu, and other viruses. Click here for essential tips on staying healthy and active in the colder months.




Hilary with her donor brother AngelSaying Thank You and Expanding my Family

By Hilary Hoagwood

After Hilary Hoagwood received a life-saving liver transplant, she felt immense gratitude towards her donor family. When she reached out to them, a deep connection was formed. Read Hilary's moving story here.


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CranberriesTop 10 Things to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection occurring in the kidney transplant recipient, particularly in the first few months post-transplant. But there are steps you can take to prevent and treat these infections. Click here for a list of the top 10 most important facts about UTIs, compiled by the NKF and the Cranberry Marketing Committee.


Preventing Falls

By Chris L. Wells, PhD, PT, CCS, ATC

Whether you are young or old, a fall can cause a number of health problems. Participating in an exercise program, inspecting your surroundings, and going for regular vision checks all help to prevent falls. Discover a few simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling here.




Make Your Voice Heard

Join the National Kidney Foundation People Like Us Take Action Network and learn how to become an effective advocate. Learn more


XVIII World Transplant Games 2011, Goteborg SwedenTraining for the 2011 World Transplant Games

By Hilary Hoagwood

June 2011 is the World Transplant Games in Goteborg, Sweden. Training for the Games, or any athletic competition, has numerous benefits for both the body and mind. Whether you're gearing up for the Games or to run a marathon, click here for some valuable advice on basic training.





BlanketCozy AND Attractive—the “Love Your Kidneys” Blanket

Whether you're settling in for a dialysis treatment at the center or simply reading a book at home, the “Love Your Kidneys” fleece blanket will keep you toasty while spreading kidney awareness. Visit the NKF Store and use code TCW11 at checkout to receive a 25% discount on the blanket and all NKF and “Love Your Kidneys” apparel, gift and gear.







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