Monthly Archives: June 2020

On my mind this week: Spikes, inequalities and kids

By Kevin Longino CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient June 24, 2020 This week three issues are on my mind: the spikes in COVID-19 cases in states reopening and what that means for kidney patients, inequalities that … Continue reading

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Kidney patient hospital visits in the age of COVID-19

By Jim Myers, kidney transplant recipient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee member and Mary Baliker, transplant recipient and Kidney Advocacy Committee Regional Captain Recently, we both had to visit our local medical facilities. For most people this might be concerning, … Continue reading

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Sharing the lifesaving power of transplant

By Matthew Cooper, M.D., and Lara Tushla While COVID-19 has put many things on hold (school, work, travel and a multitude of life celebrations), it has not slowed down kidney disease. In fact, the rates of Acute Kidney Injury AKI) … Continue reading

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Pushing Forward

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere yet, and neither are the health disparities which so adversely affect minority communities. It’s essential that we plan to protect kidney patients over the … Continue reading

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Managing Routine Blood Tests During COVID-19

By Risa Simon, NKF patient advocate and founder of The Proactive Path and Transplantfirst Academy; and Michael Stevenson, NKF National Board Member and patient advocate. As kidney patients we adhere to routine lab draws, whether we like it or not. … Continue reading

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