Love your Kidneys Newsletter November 2011

Top 5Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold Weather Season

As the cold weather sets in, so do the germs that come along with the season. It's important for everyone, especially those with kidney disease, to know how to stay healthy and avoid getting sick. The National Kidney Foundation offers our Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold Weather Season.

Herman TeamNew Organ Policy Reduces Racial Disparity in Transplant

In the past, there was a large disparity between the rates at which African Americans and whites received a deceased donor kidney transplant. Not anymore, according to a new study published in the November issue of NKF's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. A change in the kidney allocation policy means more African Americans are able to find suitable donors. For more on this study, click here.

Racin' for a Reason

John Martin will soon be crossing the finish line at the ING New York City Marathon - a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago when he was faced with kidney failure. Thankfully, John's father jumped at the chance to be his living donor. As he pounds the pavement this month, John is extremely grateful for his father's willingness to donate his kidney. Read more about John's journey to health here.

 

Sweet Potato Wedges

Thanksgiving dinner should be enjoyed by everyone including those with CKD and on dialysis. In honor of Turkey Day, here's a kidney-friendly sweet potato apple side dish that will please the taste buds of the entire table.

 

Making a Difference

The NKF is making a difference for millions affected by kidney disease. Watch as real people tell the stories of how NKF changed their lives by helping prevent kidney disease, supporting dialysis and transplant patients and leading treatment and education initiatives.