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Kidney Link Website/Kraft to Lower sodium Content/Artwork

Friday, April 16, 2010

KidneyLink Website Offers Information on Transplants

KidneyLink is a program for anyone desiring more information about the kidney transplant process. The goal of KidneyLink is to provide those in need of a kidney transplant, as well as potential kidney donors, the basic information needed to make educated decisions regarding this life-changing event. offers easy-to-understand information about the various forms of kidney transplants as well as interactive transplant center maps and statistics, FAQ's on kidney donations, patient stories and tips on how to talk with others about the need for a kidney. KidneyLink was created by and is maintained by the PKD Foundation.

Kraft Foods, the maker of Oreo cookies and Velveeta cheese, said it plans to cut sodium levels in its North American products by about 10 percent over the next two years, making it the latest food maker trying to address health concerns. The largest North American food maker said its plans would eliminate more than 10 million pounds - or more than 750 million teaspoons - of salt from some of North America's most popular foods. The news came after the world's No. 2 soft-drink maker, PepsiCo, said it would to stop sales of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools on a global scale by 2012. Lawmakers in more than a dozen U.S. states are also campaigning to tax sugary beverages to cover obesity-related health costs

Vote for your favorite AAKP artwork contest entry! The illustrations are on the AAKP website for public judging. Voting is open until April 15. Winners will be announced in late April.

The top three selected pieces of artwork will be turned into all occasion greeting cards and be offered as Association fundraisers. Winners will receive a complimentary pack of their artwork greeting card along with an award certificate for their accomplishments. To cast your vote, go to

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GABY1948 4/17/2010 7:23AM

    This IS good news. Thank you so much for always sharing.

Have I told you I LOVE your page?

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CBEVNOW 4/16/2010 11:59PM

    Thank you Jeanla,I like the AAKP site also Davita. I can never understand why it takes them so long to do these things. like lowering the salt in its products or sugar or whatever! emoticon emoticon emoticon Caroline

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