Maurine Krentz – Humans of Kidneyville Act for Kidneys Initiative

Humans of Kidneyville is an Iya Foundation Act for Kidneys Initiative that aims to raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donation by bringing to light the plight and needs of End Stage Renal Disease patients by sharing their kidney health stories and experiences.

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Name: Maurine Krentz
Cause of Kidney Failure: Undetermined
Age when kidneys failed/diagnosed: 47
Number of years with kidney failure: 15 years
Transplant? Yes
Advice for people without kidney failure: Health Maintenance
Advice for someone who has been newly diagnosed with kidney failure: Research and Learn
Would you say there’s Hope after diagnosis? Yes
What’s the most difficult aspect of living with kidney disease? Living with a suppressed immune system, and having to be germ-free.
How important is having a support system? Extremely important