Creating a bioartificial kidney as a permanent solution to kidney failure
Kyle Chang was diagnosed with end stage renal failure due to Emergency Room visits for unrelated health issues in 2013. He went from two native kidneys down to zero kidneys and has now been gifted with one kidney from a deceased donor in December of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. While on dialysis, he has utilized in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home dialysis modalities.
You can find Kyle working with dialyzers, care partners and industry professionals to educate, advocate and share his experiences in various online support groups which he administers or is a moderator of. In addition, you can follow him on popular social media platforms under @KIdneyJourneys.