Each day the Mississippi Kidney Foundation gets to witness the remarkable courage of people in the face of unimaginable challenges. This courage encourages us to strive to maintain our impactful programs, ensuring the best possible outcome for Mississippi. According to the Center for Disease Control, Mississippi ranks the highest in the country for rate of kidney disease and the highest in the country for deaths due to kidney disease. Our programs have the ultimate goal of creating a healthier Mississippi. All of our programs are made possible through generous support of donors, and all funds donated stay in the state of Mississippi.
DIRECT ASSISTANCE FOR DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
The Mississippi Kidney Foundation works with social workers and health care professionals across the state to provide support for kidney patients facing hardships that could negatively impact their health. The greatest areas of need include nutrition, transportation, housing, medical expenses, and emergency expenses due to natural disasters or fire. End State Renal Disease (ESRD), the latest stage of kidney disease, can only be treated by receiving dialysis several days a week or receiving a new kidney through a transplant. Treatment is not only physically challenging, but it can also impact the emotional and financial health of patients and their families as well. Social workers are on the front lines and witness these struggles first-hand. They see the challenges and they work closely with the Mississippi Kidney Foundation to help us meet as many needs for as many patients as possible.
MEDICAL IDENTIFICATION JEWELRY
Medical Alert bracelets or necklaces are available for kidney patients at the reduced rate of $5.00. Ask your social worker for details.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS FOR PATIENTS
The Mississippi Kidney Foundation issues a monthly newsletter that features patient highlights and stories, practical health information, kidney friendly recipes, and upcoming dates and opportunities to connect with the mission of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. Contact Vicki at email@example.com if you would like to receive a monthly newsletter.
SMALL HANDS & BIG HEARTS MAKE HUGE IMPACTS
This new patient program will begin in January of 2024. The Mississippi Kidney Foundation will partner with local schools to foster a love in their students to serve others. Students will participate in creating inspirational artwork, writing letters of encouragement, providing activities to occupy patients as they sit in the dialysis chair, make blankets for patients, and much more!