Patients & Caregivers

Increasing Accessibility for Transplantation

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) often remains unnoticed until it reaches advanced stages, causing irreversible kidney damage. When CKD progresses to end-stage kidney disease, patients face a tough choice: kidney transplant or dialysis.

While dialysis may be a convenient treatment option, it negatively impacts quality of life, limits time with loved ones, and strains the healthcare system. Sadly, many patients are unaware of kidney transplantation as an alternative. Consequently, most start with dialysis when kidneys fail, making the path to transplantation difficult and emotionally taxing as health declines over time.

The Five Stages of Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses through five stages, based on the eGFR blood test results that indicate kidney function. As CKD stages increase, kidney function declines. Although kidney disease cannot be reversed, taking proactive steps can slow its progression. With appropriate treatment and healthy lifestyle changes, many can slow or halt the advancement of kidney disease.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3a

Stage 3b

Stage 4

Stage 5

1 in 7

Adults in the USA are
estimated to have CKD

About 35.5 million people, or 14% of the population

9 out of 10

Adults with CKD do not know they have it

On Average

1 in 3

Adults with severe CKD do not know they have CKD

On Average

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Sarasota, FL


Phone Number

(332) 232-7791

Toll-Free Phone Number

(844) 467-3453 or
(844) HOPE4KD