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Triple your gift on Giving Tuesday

Triple your gift on #GivingTuesday!

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, a day of global giving where people around the world unite to support causes that matter. Donate between now and Tuesday, November 27 and your gift will be tripled thanks to a special match. Your support is truly the best present you can give kidney patients and their families this holiday season. We spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on patients and programs.

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WEBINAR
Webinar on diabetes and kidney disease

Nov. 28 webinar: Eat healthy with diabetes and kidney disease

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, our next webinar will focus on managing two conditions that often overlap, diabetes and kidney disease. Since diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease and kidney failure, having both conditions is common. Diabetes and kidney disease each have their own unique diet recommendations, so there are things people with both conditions should pay special attention to. Join us on Wednesday, November 28 for a free webinar to learn how diet and lifestyle choices can keep both diabetes and kidney disease in check.

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RESEARCH
Anemia clinical trials

CKD and anemia clinical trials: see what’s available

More than 30 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment for CKD involves controlling symptoms, reducing complications and slowing progression of the disease. Did you know that anemia is a common complication of CKD? Symptoms of anemia include weakness, fatigue and chest pain. If you or a loved one has anemia related to CKD (stages 3-5), a clinical trial may be an option. Learn more about trials near you and see if you may qualify.

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HEALTH
Low phosphorus recipes

Cooking low-phosphorous meals at home

When you have kidney disease, you may need to keep track of the phosphorus you eat. Chef Joel Schaefer is an expert in cooking healthy foods that meet an individual’s special dietary needs. In one of our new cooking videos, he shares three delicious, kidney-friendly takes on classic chicken recipes that are fun and easy to make at home.

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STORE
Get your 2019 calendar

Get your 2019 AKF calendar

Decorate your home or office with our 2019 American Kidney Fund calendar! For the past 23 years, the American Kidney Fund has conducted a nationwide art contest for young artists who have kidney disease. Thirteen drawings were selected for inclusion in the annual calendar, and the cover art was chosen through online voting.

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ADVOCACY
Take action today!

Urge your representatives to cosponsor the Rare Disease Advancement, Research, and Education Act

A number of rare diseases cause kidney failure, including Berger’s disease and Alport syndrome. Rare diseases are defined as affecting less than 200,000 people in the United States. Since the number of kidney patients with rare diseases is low, legislation that assures these diseases are not excluded from research is needed.

The Rare Disease Advancement, Research, and Education Act would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, which is made up of 21 centers of excellence that study rare diseases in an intra-disciplinary manner.

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EDUCATION
Online courses for professionals

Free online CE courses for professionals

The American Kidney Fund offers online courses that meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals caring for patients with, or at risk for, kidney disease. Course topics include: Helping New Patients Adjust to Dialysis, Managing Hyperphosphatemia, Depression: Building a Foundation for Care and more!

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