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Apply for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Join us in April for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Your voice is powerful in the fight against kidney disease! Each year the American Kidney Fund (AKF) brings a group of AKF Ambassadors to the nation’s capital for advocacy training and meetings with their elected officials on issues important to kidney patients and their families. We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, April 2-3. Apply today!

The two-day event begins with a full day of advocacy training. On day two, AKF Ambassadors put what they’ve learned into practice while talking to their U.S. Representative and Senators.

Travel, hotel and meal expenses will be covered by AKF. If you are interested in participating, please submit your application no later than February 11, 2019.

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HEALTH
Get low-potassium recipes

Low-potassium recipes and healthy living tips

If you have kidney disease, you may need to avoid foods high in potassium. High potassium in your blood is called hyperkalemia and can lead to serious consequences including heart attack. Visit our resources on high potassium and sign up to receive low-potassium recipes and healthy living tips straight to your inbox!

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WEBINAR
Webinar: Q&A with a Nephrologist

Kidney chat: Q & A with a nephrologist

Do you have questions about kidney disease? Now is your time to ask them! Nephrologist Dr. Delphine Tuot will be answering YOUR questions during a live webinar on Thursday, January 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Share your questions when you register for the webinar. Dr. Tuot will answer submitted questions during the first 40 minutes of the webinar and will take 15-20 minutes to answer live audience questions at the end of the presentation.

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HEALTH
Life after transplant

Life after transplant

There are many great things that come with getting a kidney transplant, like better health and more freedom. There are also many things you should consider in your life after transplant that involve taking care of your new kidney.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ADJUSTING TO LIFE AFTER A TRANSPLANT >>

STORY
Share your story

Share your AKF story

We want to hear your story! Have you or a loved one received a financial grant from AKF? Did you learn your risk for kidney disease at a free screening event? Do you use our education resources to make better decisions about your health? Tell us how we've helped so we can continue building a network of support to fight kidney disease and help people live healthier lives.

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