Where are they now? The Payne Family

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By Emily Payne, mother of Rilynn An update on an aakpRENALIFE cover story from March 2018 on The Payne family. Baby Rilynn, who was diagnosed with ARPKD in utero, has now also beat stage IV liver cancer, and the family anxiously awaits clearance to receive a kidney from a living donor. Read as Rilynn’s mother, Emily, shares an update on her journey with our readers to give hope and faith. I’m currently sitting in a noisy hemodialysis center watching the time count down at what seems like a turtle’s pace.
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Anemia Management Signs/Symptoms

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By Stephanie Wright, DNP, AGACNP-BC, RN, MSN, MBA with the American Nephrology Nurses Association What is Anemia? Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells. Red bloods cells are important because they carry the oxygen needed by the cells and tissues in the body to function properly and survive. With anemia, the major organs of the body such as the heart, kidneys, lungs and brain may lack essential oxygen to carry out normal functioning and if severe enough, cells may die.1 What Do the Kidneys Have to Do with Anemia?
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