Member Spotlight: Improving Care for Individuals with CKD

KCP’s membership represents the entire kidney community – from patients to therapeutic innovators and manufacturers. We all work together to improve care, increase access and patient choice, and meet patients’ needs at every stage. Every member of our community plays a critical role in improving care. We recently spoke with Dr. Kerry Cooper, Global Clinical…

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Living with Kidney Disease

I’ve lived with kidney disease since the age of 2, back when the medical world was first learning how to treat the disease. I was not expected to live. Dialysis was in its infancy stages back in 1968, and so was I. The medical community became my world. I earned my education as a patient,…

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World Kidney Day Offers Opportunity to Reflect & Chart a Course Forward

Kidney care has been a part of my life for almost a decade. Being on dialysis and having to move out of my home state just to receive a kidney transplant are some of the significant changes I experienced since undergoing my kidney journey. While this journey has been challenging at times, not only have…

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Recognizing Nephrology Nurses During National Kidney Month

At KCP, we are proud to represent a diverse coalition of organizations that represent the entire kidney community. We know that quality kidney care is only possible due to the contributions of individuals in each element of the broad continuum of kidney care. Today, we are recognizing the thousands of nephrology nurses who ensure that…

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Recognizing the Faces of the Kidney Community During National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. Today, an estimated 37 million Americans – roughly equivalent to the population of California- live with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and each year more than 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure. This irreversible condition, also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD), is fatal without a kidney transplant or…

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