A Voice That Matters

A Voice That Matters

  In March 2018, World Kidney Day hosted a #WKDchat on Twitter. That is when we found Holly Loughton, a New Zealander living in the north of England. Holly was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease when in 2010, when she was 23, and got a kidney transplant from a deceased donor in 2016. Holly documents her life […]

WHO HEARTS Package: a guide to CVD management

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. […]

Patient Engagement as a Step Forward

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 […]

Sharing Is Caring

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!

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…

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

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 […]