Monthly Archives: May 2020

Grateful and 16 years Kidney Strong

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient This weekend marks Memorial Day, a traditional lake or beach weekend with all that this entails. It’s a time when we express our gratitude to the Veterans who … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home for dialysis

By Melissa Bensouda, Kidney Patient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee Member My appreciation for the phrase “There’s no place like home” has reached an entirely new level over the last six weeks of quarantine. Like many in the U.S., my … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Patients are Becoming Kidney Patients, but Most Americans are Unaware

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient COVID-19 doesn’t just attack a patient’s lungs, it damages the kidneys. But a new Harris Poll released by the National Kidney Foundation shows surprisingly low levels of awareness … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Fears Don’t End After Being Tested

By Fiona McKinney, Kidney Patient and Kidney Advocacy Committee Member A few weeks ago, I was interviewed for an article about “fears and concerns of contracting COVID-19 while receiving dialysis in an in-center clinic.” At the time, I said with … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease Hasn’t Hit Pause, Neither Have We

By Kevin Longino, National Kidney Foundation CEO and kidney transplant patient COVID-19 hits people differently and is especially hard on kidney patients. It is a dangerous illness that is putting patients’ lives at grave risk. The virus certainly hasn’t hit … Continue reading

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Improving Transportation to Dialysis During a Pandemic and Beyond

By Torie Kranze, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated transportation issues frequently faced by hemodialysis patients, many of whom are missing sessions because they “don’t have a ride.” Louisiana, and New Orleans … Continue reading

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