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Author: admin Created: Tuesday, 19 December 2006
Tell us your thoughts on issues that affect your kidney community - the first step to real change!

Bloggers from our 'kidney' community
By admin on Sunday, 5 July 2009
What's happening in your 'kidney' world. Do you have something to say about your kidney community - speak up here and be heard.
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Early Detection and Prevention
By admin on Sunday, 5 July 2009
Kidney disease is out of control in Australia - almost 2 million Australians may be affected by early-stage kidney disease and not even know about it - yet many risk factor of CKD are modifiable.
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Transport
By admin on Sunday, 5 July 2009
Transport is a key concern for patients needing to travel to dialysis treatment - whether it be access to taxi subsidies, availability of bus services, reliance on family and friends, or cost of petrol for cars - getting to dialysis can be a real struggle. Skyrocketing petrol prices are having a devastating impact, particularly for those patients who live in regional and rural areas where access to dialysis units is limited.
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Home dialysis
By admin on Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Home Dialysis has many advantages and can significantly improve rehabilitation and length of survival. It currently costs Government an average of $60,000 a year for just one patient to dialyse. If this patient is supported and encouraged to move to home dialysis, this cost is cut by a third, down to $40,000. Give us your thoughts....
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Donor Compensation
By admin on Friday, 26 June 2009
Organ donor compensation is important.
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Organ Donation
By admin on Friday, 22 May 2009
Organ transplantation funding a major boost for Kidney patients - around 60% of all organ transplants carried out in Australia relate to the kidney. This strategy and funding by Federal Government to improve organ donation provides a major boost for Kidney Patients forced to wait an average of four to six years on dialysis for a transplant.
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