Reaching underserved patients in the kidney community: American Kidney Fund expands online resources for rare diseases
September 06, 2018 11:30 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Because many relatively unknown rare diseases can cause permanent damage to the kidneys, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced it has...
Great News for Living Organ Donors: U.S. Department of Labor Says Organ Donors are Protected Under FMLA
August 29, 2018 12:24 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Kidney Fund today commended a new opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that protects the job security of living organ...
As Hurricane Lane’s Torrential Rains Lash Hawaiian Islands, American Kidney Fund Activates Disaster Relief Program for Dialysis Patients
August 24, 2018 15:22 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurricane Lane’s close pass by Hawaii has already resulted in catastrophic flash flooding along with mudslides, and the temporary closure of...
New American Kidney Fund Education Campaign Highlights Connection Between Kidney Disease and Gout
August 21, 2018 10:05 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aiming to demystify gout, an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) today unveiled a new health education...
Stanford Nephrology Fellow Katherine M. Wang Named American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology
July 10, 2018 15:47 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Katherine M. Wang, M.D., a second-year nephrology fellow at Stanford University, has been named the American Kidney Fund (AKF) Clinical Scientist...
Dialysis Patients, Chronic Disease Representatives, Renal Workers and Others Urge California Assembly Health to Oppose SB 1156 (Leyva)
June 11, 2018 14:25 ET | American Kidney Fund
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opponents of Senate Bill 1156 (Leyva) rallied outside the State Capitol today to urge the California Assembly Health Committee to protect...
Chronic and Rare Disease Groups Raise Alarm About California Bill that Threatens Access to Insurance Coverage for Kidney Patients
June 08, 2018 10:00 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thirteen groups representing patients with chronic and rare diseases have joined the American Kidney Fund and others in opposition to California...
At Official Start of 2018 Hurricane Season, American Kidney Fund Gears Up for Rapid Response with Disaster Relief Program for Dialysis Patients
May 31, 2018 17:16 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A year after the devastating 2017 hurricane season in which storms battered the southern United States and its Caribbean territories, the American...
Mississippi Child's Drawing Wins Calendar Cover in American Kidney Fund's National Art Contest
May 30, 2018 14:55 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After weeks of online voting, 7-year-old De’Nahri Middleton of Jackson, Mississippi, is the winner of the American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) annual art...
National Gout Awareness Day: American Kidney Fund Highlights Connection Between Gout and Kidney Disease
May 22, 2018 11:15 ET | American Kidney Fund
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuesday, May 22, is National Gout Awareness Day and the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is joining a nationwide effort to educate people about the...