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March is Kidney Month


March is Kidney Month, and at Transplant Families, we want to take a moment to honor and recognize the bravery and strength of our pediatric transplant kidney warriors. These children and their families have gone through so much, and we want to celebrate their resilience and determination.


Every year, thousands of children are diagnosed with kidney disease, and for some, a kidney transplant is the best option for treatment. The transplant process can be a long and difficult journey, but our kidney warriors and their families have faced the challenges with courage and determination.


At Transplant Families, we have had the privilege of working with many amazing families who have gone through the kidney transplant process. We have seen firsthand the incredible strength and resilience of these children and their families, and we are honored to be a part of their journey.


Here are just a few of the ways that we can watch out for the kidney health of our transplant recipients (and the rest of the family):

  1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary drinks.

  2. Maintain a healthy diet that is low in salt, sugar, and processed foods.

  3. Exercise regularly to help manage weight and promote overall health.

  4. Control blood pressure and blood sugar levels if you have hypertension or diabetes.

  5. Have a conversation with your teen about why it's important not to vape or smoke.

  6. Have a conversation with your teen about why it's important to limit alcohol consumption and avoid drug use.

  7. Take medications as prescribed and avoid over-the-counter medications that can be harmful to the kidneys.

  8. Talk to your teen about why regular check-ups with a healthcare provider are important.

  9. Manage stress through healthy coping mechanisms such as exercise, meditation, or talking with a therapist.

  10. Educate yourself and your loved ones about kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.

We want to take a moment to thank all of our pediatric transplant kidney warriors and their families for inspiring us every day. Your bravery, resilience, optimism, and support are a constant reminder of the strength of the human spirit.


To all the families out there who have gone through the kidney transplant process, we want you to know that you are not alone. We are here to support you every step of the way. Happy Kidney Month!




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