Kidney Patients, COVID-19, and Variants

Covid Spore

Do the 5 to Stay Safe and Alive!

What are kidney patients who are newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), living on dialysis and immunosuppressed transplant patients doing to stay safe? Here are the top 5 from an AAKP National Survey*!

#1
Getting Vaccinated

Donut 90 rev90% have already received a COVID-19 vaccine

Donut 7171% believe the vaccine is safe and effective

Donut 8181% believe the benefits outweigh any potential risk/side effect

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a list of who is at an increased risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 base on underlying medical conditions – which includes individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  Furthermore, kidney transplant patients, based on the lifetime immunosuppressive medications they must take to stay alive, remain at severe risk of catastrophic illness and death due to COVID-19. It’s important to talk to your healthcare team about COVID-19 vaccinations.

#2
Limiting exposure, keeping their circle to trusted friends & family

67% of transplant patients avoid family gatherings/social events

donut 4343% of dialysis patients avoid family gatherings/social events

donut 6868% of healthcare professionals avoid family gatherings/social events

#3
Social Distancing

69% of transplant patients avoid going out in public

47% of dialysis patients avoid going out in public

56% of healthcare professionals avoid going out in public

#4
Using Telemedicine/
Telehealth more


71% of transplant patients shared they started using telehealth/telemedicine in response to the pandemic

37% of dialysis patients shared they started using telehealth/telemedicine in response to the pandemic

50% of healthcare professionals share they started using telehealth/telemedicine services for their patients’ appointment(s) in response to the pandemic

#5
Asking their doctors about therapies that fit their safety regimen - like home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis

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*Survey conducted under the AAKP Center for Patient Research and Education