WHO HEARTS Package: a guide to CVD management
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death worldwide. More people die each year from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) than from any other cause, with over three-quarters of heart disease and stroke-related deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Together with diabetes, hypertension and obesity, CKD is a well-known and very common CVDs co-morbidity. […]
Four days after the fall of the Twin Towers, I fell too…
My name is Rossella Picillo, and I am 50 years old. I was 33 when I found out I was suffering from end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Throughout my life, I had never suffered from any particular disease. I was a healthy child; I only had measles, my tonsils and appendix are still where they are […]
Patient Engagement as a Step Forward
Did you ever wonder what Patient Engagement means and why it is important? Celeste Castillo Lee is a woman who battled with End Stage Kidney Disease for over 30 years. She developed vasculitis when she was 17 and it led to kidney failure, leading her to undergo dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. Throughout her […]
Ari Sytner is one of the men who beat the odds.
Ari Sytner has been called many things: serial optimist, therapist, author, inspirational speaker, rabbi, blogger, but the one he likes best is “proud kidney donor”. His goal in life is to spread positive messages of kindness and optimism. The World Kidney Day team is very excited to announce that we will host a series of Ari’s […]
Sharing Is Caring
Could you ever imagine that an unexpected online meeting would lead to a brand new kidney and end constant trips to the hospital and numerous doctor’s appointments? Alana Duran and Lori Interlicchio, two ordinary 20 something women from the United States, experienced truly miraculous events in 2015. Lori and Alana share their story with the […]
Kidneys Deserve a Google Doodle!
JOIN OUR THUNDERCLAP CAMPAIGN! https://thndr.me/HKdYRW World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. While the burden of kidney disease worldwide is very high: 1 in 10 people worldwide have kidney disease Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) kills 1.2 million people every year. CKD is the 8th […]
Dialysize: not that bad…
The Dialysize music video Playful advice to dialysis patients, was produced by Dr. Bruce Greenfield, also known as Dr. G, a 62-year old nephrologist from Los Angeles, California. He describes himself as a workaholic who loves nephrology, wordplay and, of course, a bit of extra attention. He is very proud of his good and […]
Effects of society on women’s health: The story of Fatima
Fatima Iqbal Riaz is a kidney transplant patient and a young advocate for kidney health from Lahore, Pakistan. In the early 2008 Fatima felt rejected by society due to her weight, she was called “not marriage material” and found herself a victim of weight-stigmatization in her country. Fatima explained: “Weight stigma is a pervasive and […]
Buying a Kidney or the Struggle for a Better Life
Buying a kidney can seem a horrible thing to do for most of us but you might understand why some people still make this choice after reading Yasmin’s brother’s story. We hope these few lines will help you better comprehend the reasons of this too often desperate decision and discourage kidney patients from choosing this […]
Being Healthy Can Be Fun!
Brazil is well-known to be a country where people like to enjoy life: dancing, gathering for carnival or spending time under the sun while playing beach volley are a must! Bruna Pacheco, 31, the owner of dance studio in Guarapuava ( in the state of Parana) is one of them but what makes her different […]