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Chronic Kidney Disease

What Are The Risks?

Chronic kidney disease is associated with more severe cases of COVID-19.

If you are a dialysis or kidney transplant patient, you may also have a weakened immune system, which impacts your ability to fight the virus and makes you even more vulnerable at this time.

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What Should I Do Differently?

If you are a dialysis patient or you are taking anti-rejection medications after a transplant, it is very important to continue your course of treatment as directed by your health care team.

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Medication Shortages?

The National Kidney Foundation urges you to continue taking your medication at the prescribed dose unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

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What If I Get Sick?

Dialysis patients should continue to attend scheduled dialysis sessions, but notify the facility in advance if you are sick. The CDC has outlined additional safety recommendations for dialysis centers to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Myths & Facts

Fact: Dialysis patients should still attend scheduled dialysis sessions. The CDC has outlined additional safety protocols for dialysis centers to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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