American Kidney Fund
Our vision: A world without kidney disease.
American Kidney Fund
Confessions of a dialysis patient

Confessions of a first-time dialysis patient

"I want to leave you with this: We will win some of the battles we face, we will feel we have lost some, but at the end of the day you have become the most inspiring version of you that you could have ever imagined."

Check out our blog Kidney Today to read about Steve's first-hand account of being new to dialysis. Throughout the next few weeks he will continue chronicling his first dialysis sessions.

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Your support is more than a donation; it is an investment in the lives of children and adults fighting kidney disease...

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Symptoms of kidney failure

Symptoms of kidney failure

In the late stages of CKD, as you are nearing kidney failure (ESRD), you may notice symptoms that are caused by waste and extra fluid building up in your body...

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Diabetes and kidney disease

Your kidneys and diabetes

Diabetes damages your kidneys over time. Check out our infographic that explains the connection between the two conditions...

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Calendar Kids

Calendar Kids Art Contest

We are accepting submissions for our Calendar Kids Art Contest - a nationwide contest providing an opportunity for kids with kidney disease to share their artistic talents with the nation...

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Clinical trials

A new tool to search for clinical trials

Looking for clinical trials? Our new search tool makes it easy...

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