National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by  Donate Life America  and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April each year, National Donate Life Month helps to encourage Americans to  register as organ, eye and tissue donors  and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
April 2020: COVID-19 Patient Resources
Dear Patients, Family Members, and Caregivers:

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has become stressful for many people. You may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of information coming out from multiple sources. IPRO ESRD Network of New York would like to share some important patient education resources that might be helpful for you, your family, friends, caregivers or others in your community.
Join the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) for
Are You O-K+? The IMPORTANCE of
Potassium Management & Kidney Disease
To honor National High Potassium Awareness Day, May 1, 2020, AAKP will present a webinar on “Are You O-K+?” The Importance of Potassium Management & Kidney Disease.

Potassium (scientific symbol is K+) is an important mineral that plays a key role in controlling the function of nerves and muscles, particularly the heart. Potassium is found in many fruits and vegetables and excess potassium is usually removed by the kidneys. However, when kidney function is compromise excess potassium poses as a complex health problem.
IPRO ESRD Network Program Presents:
COVID-19 Pandemic: Grief Management for the ESRD Healthcare Provider
As professionals dedicated to helping treat ESRD patients, we are all impacted by the multitude of associated losses and changes within the ESRD community due to COVID-19.

Join IPRO ESRD Network Program on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1PM, for a webinar designed to help you understand the effect of loss and grief in your life and learn effective strategies to support you through the grieving process.
Network Patient Webinar Series:
COVID-19: Renal Diet Adjustments
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a complex and stressful situation for the ESRD community. As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to evolve, dialysis facilities may make changes to policies including, treatment schedule changes to times, seating, and treatment duration. An important element to be mindful of during these times, are the adjustments needed to the renal diet to be prepared with managing some of these new changes.

The webinar focused on dietary adjustments associated with dialysis treatment changes due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Maria Elena Siciliano, MA ED, RDN, CSR, CDN, Registered Renal Dietitian, NYU Winthrop Hospital, IPRO ESRD Network of New York Divisional Board Member
  • Kenneth Teasley, IPRO ESRD Network Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) Senior Advisor, IPRO ESRD Network of New York Medical Review Board (MRB) Member, National Patient Subject Matter Expert (PSME), Health Educator/Patient Advocate

COVID-19 Patient Resources
COVID-19 Updates, Patient Safety Tips...and More!
University of Florida:
Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
Mental Health Resources
Combating Social Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and .....More!
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