A Different Day in a Dialysis Centre
Dialysis is the treatment that is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs. Inbound kidney patients spend at least three days per week in a dialysis center or in a hospital for about four hours each session. They need to do so, for their survival, even though this […]
If you have a spare, why not share?
Organ transplantation is an effective treatment for end-stage organ failure and is designed to give people a second chance at life. An exchange of organs from a donor to recipient is performed by transplant surgeons, during an operation under general anesthetic that can last for several hours. But none of this could be possible without […]
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
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 […]