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Cool off with a refreshing drink, learn about healthy weight pre- and post-transplant and more!

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How to maintain a healthy weight pre- and post-transplant

Webinar: Healthy weight pre- and post-kidney transplant

Losing weight is a very common recommendation for people both looking to receive a kidney transplant and to donate a kidney.

During this webinar, Dr. Brent Miller will discuss things you should consider about your weight before and after transplant and will share strategies for maintaining a healthy weight at all stages of the transplant journey.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 1 - 2 p.m. EDT.

Register today >>

Calendar Kids Art Contest

Calling all creative kids!

Do you know a creative kid living with kidney disease? Encourage them to submit their best work to AKF's Calendar Kids Art Contest! Thirteen winners will receive a prize and have their art published in the 2020 AKF calendar.

Submissions can be in the form of drawings, songs, dances, short films, poems and more. The opportunities are endless!

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019

This year's contest is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Rockville, Maryland-based Robert I. Schattner Foundation.

Enter the contest >>

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Watermelon lime refresher

Watermelon lime refresher

Try this refreshing mixture of watermelon, lime and strawberry on a hot summer day or serve at your next BBQ. Low in phosphorus and potassium, these bright colors and flavors will brighten your taste buds. Be sure to include this beverage in your daily fluid total if you have been told to limit fluids.


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups ice
  • 6 large basil leaves

Get the instructions at Kidney Kitchen >>

AKF and AKF Ambassadors are working to protect kidney patients in California

We're fighting for kidney patients in California

A dangerous bill is up for a vote in California, where AKF provides financial assistance to thousands of low-income and minority patients every year.

AB 290 would put thousands of low-income ESRD patients at risk of losing their health insurance. We're doing everything we can to protect kidney patients and to make sure that this bill does not become law.

Learn more about our advocacy efforts >>

Learn the truth about gout and kidney disease

In case you missed it

The May 22 webinar on gout and kidney disease is available on our website. You can watch a recording of Dr. Parker's presentation and download slides to follow along.

Take me to the webinar >>

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