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AKF Ambassadors met with congressional offices in Washington, D.C.

AKF Ambassadors Educate, Advocate and Inspire

On April 3, 27 AKF Ambassadors from 19 states and the District of Columbia gathered in our nation's capital to share their personal stories with kidney disease, and to advocate on key issues affecting kidney patients.

In addition, AKF hosted a well-attended congressional briefing on the topic of kidney disease and minority communities.

Many thanks to the AKF Ambassadors who devoted their time and energy to share their stories as dialysis patients, kidney recipients, living donors, caregivers and loved ones of kidney patients.

See photos and watch the briefing >>

Make a gift this Donate Life Month!
Transplants increase a kidney patient's chance of living a longer, healthier life

April is National Donate Life Month

Did you know that 95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 58% are registered? You can bridge the gap by adding your name to the National Donate Life Registry.

Register as an organ donor >>

And you may be able to donate a kidney to save someone's life while you are still living—and go on to live a long, healthy life with just one kidney.

Learn more about living kidney donation >>

Nominate your hero for the Hero of Hope Award

Help select the American Kidney Fund's 2019 Hero of Hope!

Do you know an inspirational dialysis or kidney transplant patient who is overcoming the challenges of living with kidney failure and spreading hope in their community? We'd like to hear their story.

Nominate your hero >>

Staying hydrated while restricting fluids

Fluid restriction life hacks

Managing your fluids is an important part of living with kidney failure. If you're on dialysis, these tips can help you stay hydrated without overdoing your fluids.

Learn how to manage your fluid intake >>

You can make a difference for people waiting for a match

Help more people get off of dialysis

Kidney transplant is the best treatment for kidney failure. But the United States is facing a severe kidney shortage. People who qualify for the transplant list often must wait years. By making it easier for people to be living donors, we can increase the available supply of donor kidneys, shorten the waiting list for everyone and save lives.

Take action for living donors today >>

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