American Kidney Fund
Our vision: A world without kidney disease.
American Kidney Fund
Teen to donate kidney to grandfather

Teen to give kidney to sick grandfather after years of searching

It may feel like some issues are in the news every other day, while others barely make headlines. Kidney disease impacts more than 30 million Americans yet does not get the attention that it deserves. We are dedicating this issue of our monthly eNewsletter to highlight inspiring and informational news coverage of the kidneys.

One of our KidneyNation fundraisers, Maddie Sabourin, made the news when she found out she was a kidney match for her "papa." Thank you Maddie for your inspiring act and for helping to spread awareness about the importance of living donation.

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AKF Advocates take to the Hill

On World Kidney Day 2018, 24 kidney patients, caregivers and loved ones from 14 states made their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

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Ebony: National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month: See what AKF has planned

"The CDC estimates that 96 percent of people with early kidney disease aren’t aware of it. AKF is aiming to change that through education and advocacy."

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Georgia man loses over 180 lbs to qualify for transplant

"Early on, Brendon Blair tried to qualify for a kidney transplant, but was told he was too heavy...So he radically changed his diet, joined a gym, and dropped 90 pounds."

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Minorities more prone to kidney disease

Minorities more prone to kidney disease

"According to the American Kidney Fund, 30 million Americans have kidney disease. However, African-Americans are four times more likely to get the disease."

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AKF partners with Health Quality Institute on diabetes education

"Our partnership with the American Kidney Fund aligns two of our ongoing projects, one of which educates people with diabetes and/or hypertension in life-improving self-management skills and the other on improving CKD screening."

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