I have a crazy busy next few days, so I probably won’t be able to put together a good post. So, I will share other info instead.
The NKF is an organization geared towards all kidney information. I love their website, it is full of tons of helpful information and tips. Consider becoming an advocate, especially if you have CKD, or CRF, or love someone who does. I wanted to do the Kidney Walk in Jacksonville, but unfortunately it is my weekend to work. I will have to keep an eye out for future walks close to my home. I have already written to Congress once, for advocacy. It is super simple just use their link to sign up and they will send you info.
You could also consider donating a monetary amount, or even being a living donor. Laws are starting to change making it easier for living donors to be better compensated for the gift of love that they provide. I can not be a donor, because I only have one strong kidney myself. I am on the Bone Marrow Transplant registry, but now I don’t even know if they would allow that considering my kidney. That makes me kind of sad. I was actually contacted twice, over the 20 years that I have been on the registry, as a close match. However, both times a better match was found. It makes me proud to think I could have helped save someone’s life in that way. I have also donated blood over the years. Now with a fear of Anemia, again not sure if my kidney doctor would allow.
You can visit the National Kidney Foundation page, by clicking the highlighted link. I will share other kidney resources, that I frequent in future posts. You can use the contact form below to email me with any questions, or if you need a Health Coach.