Patient Organizations Engage on All Levels of COVID-19 Advocacy and Education

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Like every corner of the medical community, kidney patient advocacy groups have mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The many responses include direct monetary grants to patients; education for patients about the virus and how they can react; increased efforts for communication, networking, and counseling; and mobilization for political activity.

With the flurry of activity, patients with internet access may be receiving more information and support than ever.

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) opened applications for its Coronavirus Emergency Fund (https://www.kidneyfund.org/news/akf-launches-coronavirus-emergency-fund-to-help-low-income-dialysis-and-transplant-patients.html) on March 23 to provide $250 grants to any US dialysis patients or recent kidney transplant

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