Double Whammy: The Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

August 28, 2016 David Scott As if a diagnosis of end stage renal disease (ESRD) is not enough, according to the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) one-third of people with ESRD get hit with a double whammy… a cancer diagnosis. ESRD patients are already dealing with a difficult disease, which impacts quality of life … Continue reading “Double Whammy: The Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis”

You and Your End Stage Renal Disease Network

August 28, 2016 David Scott Did you know that there are special organizations called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks which offer a wide range of resources for ESRD patients and families as well as provide guidance and oversight for dialysis and transplant facilities across the nation? Read More

Understanding the United Network for Organ Sharing

August 27, 2016 David Scott What is UNOS and what do they do? Many patients have heard of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), but don’t know what they do. UNOS is a private, non-profit organization that runs the nation’s transplant system – known as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Read More

Become an AAKP Member

August 27, 2016 David Scott The AAKP is the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S. Founded in 1969 by six dialysis patients, with doctor encouragement, our Founders helped create the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, saving more than one million lives since 1973. Read More