Wednesday – March 1, 2023
In recognition of National Kidney Month in March, learn about kidney disease and your health, kidney transplants, and kidney donors.
Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 15% of the U.S. population. In 2022, a record 24,669 life-saving kidney transplants were performed. Kidney disease and other related health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes can be disabilities that affect your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Join us for this informative episode about living well with kidney disease and the rights of kidney patients and kidney donors under the ADA and other laws.
Our guest is Dr. Frita McRae Fisher, M.D., a board-certified physician and nephrologist with Midtown Nephrology, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Frita is also a member of the Georgia National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors.
Our host for this episode is Dan Kessler. Dan is the Interim Executive Director of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL). For over 20 years, Dan was the Executive Director of Disability Rights and Resources, a Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving people with disabilities in Birmingham, Alabama. Disability Rights and Resources is the Southeast ADA Center Alabama State Affiliate. In 2021, Dan had a kidney transplant. He will talk about his own experiences living with kidney disease and his successful transplant.
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 115: Living Well with Kidney Disease
- Interactive Transcript for Episode 115: Living Well with Kidney Disease
- Transcript: Episode 115: Living Well with Kidney Disease (PDF file)
Dr. Frita Fisher’s new book, Under Pressure
High blood pressure is a risk factor in acquiring kidney disease. Dr. Frita Fisher’s new book, Under Pressure will help you take charge of your health by providing you with a step-by-step guide to lower blood pressure naturally. The book is written in a way that readers will easily understand how high blood pressure works and the dangers it poses to our health. Under Pressure can be purchased at major book retailers.