It is very important to get on the transplant list through a transplant center. In some cases, a potential recipient had a willing donor, but the center turned the recipient down because they had not gone through the testing to remain listed. Be aware of what’s required of you to also remain on that transplant wait list.
Representing millions of patients, people with disabilities and older adults, our organizations are writing to express our strong and urgent support for the Department’s Office for Civil Rights to issue additional guidance to ensure that schemes to ration scarce health care resources during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic comply with federal nondiscrimination laws.
April is National Donate Life month and marks my 33rd kidney anniversary! Retiring two years ago, after a 40-year career in nursing and health management, has been very restorative and, more recently, “sheltering in” has allowed ample time to reflect on my many blessings.
Grape seed extracts come from grapes – as do wine and vinegar – all touted to have distinct health benefits. A small study was done in Tunisia comparing grapeseed extract with a placebo. Although the study size was very small it did show a significant increase in plasma catalase and superoxide dismutase. It also showed a significant decrease in protein carbonylation.
AAKP Ambassador, Chardae “Prima” Sanders knows the devastating effects of having high potassium. While on dialysis, Prima says that she did not watch her diet. She admits, “I was a chip eater! I would over-eat on chips. I also ate bananas as a comfort food. I never thought about the impact.”
Every morning when we awaken, our first thoughts are about how the Coronavirus is ravaging across America and the world. Each hour, more and more innocent people and their families are impacted. We also learn of the heroism of our brave first responders and selfless medical personnel. To gain strength, I think of my family and the lessons they learned from American history.
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S. is pleased to initiate a national educational “Are You O-K+” campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the devastating effects high potassium (known as hyperkalemia) can have on individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Dale Rogers is a two-time kidney transplant recipient. Like many other kidney patients Dale has struggled with high potassium (also known as hyperkalemia). Dale shares that high potassium became a huge problem for him when he was fasting and dieting, while on dialysis, in order to get to a health weight for receiving a kidney transplant.