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July 7, 2020

Antigo Times

By: Pam Resch

Since she was just three days old, my daughter has struggled with kidney failure. After over 30 years and three transplants, it’s become clear that more needs to be done to help kidney patients.

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June 13, 2020

Quad-City Times

By: Michael Nicholas

When my kidney issues started in 2009, I was fortunate enough to receive a donor kidney from my mother, which lasted until 2017. Unfortunately, new medications caused that kidney to fail and ultimately forced me to go on dialysis.

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Donating Blood

June 12, 2020

Quad-City Times

By: Antonio Green

Finding out I had kidney disease in 1984 forced me to change a lot in my life. Thankfully, due to my work to stay healthy, I was able to avoid needing dialysis until 2007.

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June 10, 2020

As a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) who has undergone 65 surgeries, including a kidney transplant, and received dialysis treatments for over eight years, I know the importance of coordinate care for dialysis patients.

By: Paul Van Vooren

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Court House

May 25, 2020

The Cap Times

Dear Editor: For over three years, dialysis has been a central part of my life. Three times every week I go to the dialysis center, where I check in on my friends who also get treated there and catch up on my favorite cooking shows during my treatment.

By: Carla Smith

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May 20, 2020

Bama News Now

Letters: Action Needed to Help Alabama Dialysis Patients

One of the most difficult moments of my life was finding out that, despite being only 24 years old, my kidney was beginning to fail. After years of dialysis and a kidney transplant, I learned through my experiences in the health care system what needs to be improved.

By: Cortney Beavers

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May 15, 2020

The Missouri Times

Opinion: BETTER Kidney Care Act can help Missouri dialysis patients cut down

on costs

When I first learned I had kidney disease, I was fortunate to not have to start dialysis right away. For about six or seven years, my doctor worked hard to keep me healthy, doing everything he felt was safe before finally recommending that I begin dialysis treatments.

By: Bryce Mumford

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May 8, 2020

Deseret News

Letter: The BETTER Kidney Care Act is an important step forward

My experience with dialysis extends four years: from when my first kidney transplant failed in 2014 to when I received my second transplant in 2018.

By: Bryce Mumford

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June 4, 2020

Dialysis has forced me to make major adjustments, requiring me to make three weekly trips to the clinic for four-hour treatments while I continue my years-long wait for a kidney transplant. 

By: Tobin A. Brittian

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Mature Woman

May 24, 2020

Daily Journal

When my doctor told me I had kidney disease, I wasn’t aware of just how serious it was. Two years later, though, I passed out and woke up in the emergency room, where doctors said I was experiencing both kidney failure and heart failure.

By: Dortha Pugh-Thompson

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May 20, 2020

WisPolitics

We Need the BETTER Kidney Care Act

For over three years, dialysis has been a central part of my life. Three times every week I go to the dialysis center, where I check in on my friends who also get treated there and catch up on my favorite cooking shows during my treatment.

By: Carla Smith

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May 13, 2020

Omaha World-Herald

Help for Dialysis Patients

Too often, we forget about the personal and mental health struggles facing patients with serious medical illnesses. 

By: Mark Johnson

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April 1, 2020

Care Coordination Fixes One of the Biggest Flaws in the American Health Care System.

As a dialysis patient, it has become clear to me that one of the biggest flaws in the American health care system is the disjointed way care is often provided to patients. 

By: Gloria Rohrer

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Hospital

May 29, 2020

The Report

Finding out I had kidney disease in 1984 forced me to change a lot in my life. Thankfully, due to my work to stay healthy, I was able to avoid needing dialysis until 2007.

By: Dori Wolf

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May 23, 2020

Mercury News & East Bay Times

While dialysis created a lot of anxiety for me at first, I've gotten to work with an excellent treatment team.

By: Willie Griffin

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Judge

May 19, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

Opinion | Letter: Pass Kidney-care Bill

I have struggled with kidney disease my entire life. I was diagnosed when I was 7, then started dialysis at 25 before finally receiving a kidney transplant in 2018.

By: Kristi Flynn

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Doctor and Patient

May 8, 2020

Arizona Capitol Times

The Coronavirus Outbreak Puts Dialysis Patients At Risk

While most people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms, dialysis patients like me who have a weakened immune system are more vulnerable to serious complications from the highly contagious virus.

By: Jeff Needham

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Doctor and Patient

April 20, 2020

Advancing Care Coordination for Dialysis Patients: An Update

Efforts to modernize the delivery of quality care to dialysis patients reach several milestones in 2020

By: Jackson Williams

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