EMPOWER.

FIGHT.

HONOR.

MARCH IS KIDNEY MONTH!

This March, Kidney Month, the American Kidney Fund is highlighting women and kidney disease—because kidney disease affects women differently. Kidney disease is somewhat more common in women, it poses special risks to women, and when it comes to caring for others, women are often the primary caregivers for loved ones fighting this disease, and women are more likely to be living kidney donors.
 
Join with AKF this March to empower, fight for and honor the women of strength in our lives who are affected by kidney disease. Whether they're fighting kidney disease themselves or caring for loved ones with kidney disease, let's stand with and for them to EMPOWER. FIGHT. HONOR.

EMPOWER.

Kidney disease affects everyone: more than 30 million Americans have it, so chances are that it has impacted you or someone in your life. Most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure, kidney disease usually has no early symptoms—it’s important to be tested! There is no cure for kidney disease, but it can be treated, and many cases of kidney disease are preventable.

Women are more likely to become living donors.

115,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. In 2017, 63% of living kidney donors were women. Since 1988, women have accounted for 60% of all living kidney donations.
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

FIGHT.

Stand with us to protect the rights of living organ donors, and stand with those who are fighting for their own lives. Take the pledge with AKF during Kidney Month and show the women of strength in your life that they are not alone. 

66% of caregivers are women.

The toll that caregiving takes is not just financial. Higher levels of depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges are common among women who care for an older relative or friend.
Source: https://www.caregiver.org

HONOR.

Celebrate the life of a woman you admire. Give to the American Kidney Fund.
Whether you give to honor someone fighting kidney disease or in memory of someone you lost, your support will directly benefit women fighting with chronic kidney disease. Help give kidney patients the education, research and assistance they need to live better, healthier lives.  

EMPOWER.
FIGHT.

HONOR.

Take a stand with us to empower, fight for and honor kidney patients. You can do this in a variety of ways - make a donation, take the pledge to fight, spread the word on social media and reach out to your representatives to support patients and their families.