Daily Kidney News
For the first time in 2015, the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation provided those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients an update on the progress of their device, The Implantable Artificial Kidney - 1. Learn more.
At its root, GoFundMe is an internet platform that allows individuals in need to share their stories to request financial assistance. Learn more.
Daily Impact Meal: Kabocha Squash Fries
A delicious Diabetic and CKD recipe with patient friendly ingredient substitutes. Let us know what you think! Make this now!
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who are conducting Dialysis mention, "I feel so bad after Dialysis because I feel nauseous and tired." Learn more.
"Some of my friends have told me that although they support me, I’d better not give anything else away," said Joe Slater as he discussed what drove him to donate a kidney anonymously and altruistically. Learn more.
At the time, Researchers said that they had bioengineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats which marked a very large step forward in a quest to help Chronic Kidney Disease patients suffering from Kidney Failure and those on Dialysis. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may be surprised to learn that approximately 2,600 kidneys that are donated yearly, "must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors," reported Science Daily. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients know that potassium is a mineral common in most foods and necessary to help with muscle movement and keeping the nervous system healthy. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those on Dialysis are constantly warned about major health complications during the summer months such as sunburn, heat rashes and cancer. Learn more.
"Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis keeps recalling my supplies. I just found out in a certified letter that I have been using contaminated Bicarbonate Concentrate (ready-to-use Dialysis fluid). If they are not careful, they will kill me with these errors." Learn more.
"Are precut vegetables worth the price? I always purchase my vegetables precut because they seem fresher and they are easier to prepare. However, with a tighter budget, I do not know if they are worth the extra cost." Learn more.
The United Network for Organ Sharing recently announced that they have hit a pivotal "Milestone of 500,000 Deceased Donor Organ Transplants" since 1987. Learn more.
You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug Belatacept (Nulojix) for the prevention of Kidney Transplant Rejection. Learn more.
As most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis know, the Buttonhole (Constant-Site) Technique is a method which inserts a Dialysis Needle into the same spot each time Dialysis Treatments are conducted. Learn more.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, "Average life expectancy on Dialysis is 5-10 years." That is why the 30 year Dialysis patient, Sherri Peres of Atlanta, Georgia is so inspiring. Learn more.
As previously reported, the new Kidney Transplant Waiting List Allocation System which was implemented on December 4th, 2014, now emphasizes “Longevity Matching.” Learn more.
Did you know that according to Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Advocate and Dialysis Patient, Jim Myers, there is a large disparity in funding for necessary Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis research to improve a patient's quality of life? Learn more.