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NKF Peers: Successful Model of Patient Engagement

By, Kelli Collins, MSW Vice President, Patient Engagement, National Kidney Foundation The National Kidney Foundation was invited to Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC) 8th Annual International Conference to present on its signature Peer Mentoring program. We were … Continue reading

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Reflections on my Experience at the Building Research Capacity in the Dialysis Community at the Local Level Workshop

By David White, Kidney Advocacy Committee member The “Building Research Capacity in the Dialysis Community at the Local Level” workshop was the first of its kind to focus exclusively on improving the research capacity of dialysis clinics. The workshop, funded … Continue reading

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Congressional Action to Support Living Organ Donation in the Family and Medical Leave Act

Today, we announce a significant win with the removal of a barrier to living organ donation! The National Kidney Foundation worked closely with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to develop language to protect living donors’ jobs that will be included in … Continue reading

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Florida State Legislators Making Footprints in the Sand at the Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk

By Bill Hahn, Kidney Advocacy Committee member and kidney transplant recipient On Saturday May 12th, 2018, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKFF) held its 7th Annual Cocoa Beach Footprints in the Sand Kidney Walk. Congressman Bill Posey, our honorary … Continue reading

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Carrying Advocacy Forward in May

By Judy Rosenstein, National Kidney Foundation Kidney Advocacy Committee Member I am Judith Rosenstein and I live in New Jersey.  During March, I had the opportunity to come to Washington, DC for the 5th Annual Kidney Patient Summit to meet … Continue reading

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An Advocate Winning the Day in Arkansas

By Dave Oberembt, NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee member Approximately a year and half ago I was fortunate enough to receive a second chance on life and received a donor kidney.  I have a background in politics and have wanted to … Continue reading

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A Win for Living Organ Donors in Colorado!

By Shannon Clark, Executive Director in NKF Serving Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming   Coloradans this weekend had more to celebrate than their amazing mothers (I do hope you all remembered flowers for them)!  On May 7th, in one … Continue reading

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Changing the Law to Help Kidney Donors

By Donna Yule, Living Kidney Donor and Kidney Patient Advocate Marty Durand and I have been friends for well over a decade, so it seemed like a perfectly natural choice to donate a kidney to her when she needed it … Continue reading

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Marching Forward with Kidney Disease Advocacy

By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations With the end of March, National Kidney Month, I am writing this blog to celebrate the astonishing accomplishments of kidney patient advocates across the country.  It truly was an incredible month for … Continue reading

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: How it Impacts Care

Bradley A. Warady, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Mercy Kansas City When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a doctor to tell his patient – this is what you need to … Continue reading

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