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Kidney Buddy


I'm new to this site. I was diagnosed with kidney disease at 26. I started dialysis at 55 & received a new kidney at 64. I would LOVE to have a kidney "buddy" again! My close friend who had been thru my similar experiences with ESRD passed about a year ago. We shared so much, especially support that no one else could really understand. I would also like to be of support to anyone starting in this journey. Thanks for listening!

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Keep coming back to this thread, you will have friends here. In my apt (senior) five of us on dialysis, I 'am in good term with two of the lady ones. My apt have chapel and prayer meeting so I get to develop some friendship there also.

NKF PEERS is a peer support program from the that connects people who want support with someone who has been there. For more information visit:


I’m new to the site and obviously a few months late to your post, but what a neat idea! I had kidney buddies on both hemodialysis and PD. I got a transplant last year and haven’t really been stable enough to consider relationships outside of my doctors, lol. I’d like to chat with you if you want. I’m sure you have a lot of wisdom about the transplant journey.🤗

Hi my name is Dave 55 yrs old male just had kidney transplant 5 months ago after 4 yrs on Hemo 3 yrs on P D didn’t think I was going to make it. At times? Infections,surgery’s multiple test and procedures. And I feel like you. I want to talk and possibly help someone going through the same, let’s talk🤗🙏

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