Monthly Archives: April 2020

Protecting Kidney Patients as America Reopens

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient More and more states are now reopening or announcing their plans to do so. After months of sheltering in place, people with chronic diseases, like me, are very … Continue reading

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Managing Medication During the COVID-19 Outbreak

by Haley Jensen, kidney transplant recipient and NKF patient advocate As a kidney transplant recipient, medication is one of the most essential parts of my ongoing care. I’ve been very “well-trained” since I received my transplant 11 years ago that I should … Continue reading

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What does lifting COVID-19 restrictions mean for kidney patients?

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient As the nation begins to see progress in our fight against COVID-19, some states will slowly begin opening but what does that mean for kidney patients? How can … Continue reading

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Shortages, Support and Staying Safe during Medical Procedures

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient Dialysis Equipment Shortages In last week’s blog I highlighted one of the underreported stories of COVID-19, which is that the virus wreaks havoc on your kidneys and a … Continue reading

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Sounding the Alarm, Acute Kidney Injury, and Asking the Experts

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient With ambulance sirens ringing out in most large cities across the U.S., NKF is sounding the alarm to ensure kidney patients receive the same access to lifesaving COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Finding Community in Isolation

Some days, the quarantine seems normal; some days it hits me in a way that makes me think, “what in the world is going on?!” As I told my husband one day last week, this is not our first experience … Continue reading

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“Appreciating the Simple Things”

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient April 2, 2020 With 3 out of 4 Americans under some type of shelter in place, do not travel, or stay at home order, living with kidney disease … Continue reading

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Kidney X Challenge fuels and funds patient innovation

Last week at NKF’s Spring Clinical Meetings Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan announced the 25 winners of the Kidney X Patient Innovator Challenge. This award provides cash prizes to patients, care partners … Continue reading

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