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Advocating for a rare disease

Webinar: Advocating for a rare disease

When you have a rare kidney disease, it may seem like you are the only one in the world fighting the battle. But that does not have to be the case. There are advocates all over the country who advocate on behalf of people with kidney disease, and even rare diseases.

Join us for our next webinar on July 26 and learn the importance of patient advocacy and how to become an advocate for a rare disease. This webinar is supported in part by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Diagnosing and treating lupus nephritis

Diagnosing and treating lupus nephritis

Lupus nephritis is the medical name for kidney swelling and irritation that is caused by lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases cause your immune system to attack your own healthy cells. When your immune system attacks your kidneys, they get damaged and this damage can be very serious.

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Pledge your day to fund the fight

Instead of getting gifts, you can celebrate your special day like a birthday, transplant anniversary and graduation by asking for donations to help fund the fight against kidney disease.

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aHUS and your kidneys

Living with aHUS

aHUS (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome) is a rare disease that causes too many blood clots to form in your blood vessels. Because these blood clots block regular blood flow to your kidneys, your kidneys are not able to get rid of waste in your body as well as they should. Over time, your kidneys become damaged.

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Life after transplant

Life after a transplant

To some people, getting a kidney transplant can feel like getting another chance at life. There are many great things that come with getting a kidney transplant, like having more time in the day and more freedom. There are also many things you should consider in your life after transplant that involve taking care of your new kidney.

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