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We really need YOUR help tonight!  We have a reader that is dying from kidney failure due to her diabetes.  Her name is Christina and she actually lives 15 minutes away from Pam at Mom Does Reviews.  Without a kidney transplant, she will die.

christinaWhat can YOU do to help?

Please support her by raising awareness for Kidney Donation.  How can you do that?  Be sure to like her community Facebook page and be sure to leave her an encouraging note.  Then tell all your friends and family to like her page as well. Click the ribbon below or HERE to visit her Facebook page.Find out if you can be a living donor for Christina by contacting the hospital she is working with.

Did you know that diabetes is one of the main risk factors for kidney disease? Get the facts about diabetes and pre-diabetes and find out what tests are needed to check for kidney disease, http://bit.ly/1eh6tdS  

Read below to find out more causes of kidney damage.

kidneydonarTo support Christina, we are doing another giveaway! 

One lucky winner will receive $25 Paypal and Christina will also receive $25 Paypal. 

Please be sure to visit her page and leave her an encouraging note.  Don’t forget to read about being a living kidney donor.

Enter on the easy rafflecopter below to win.

The giveaway ends on Valentine’s Day- since we love to help our readers!

It is open WorldWide!

Thanks so much for all your help!

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Damage to the kidneys: These diseases, conditions and agents may damage the kidneys and lead to acute kidney failure:

  • Blood clots in the veins and arteries in and around the kidneys
  • Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys
  • Glomerulonephritis (gloe-mer-u-loe-nuh-FRY-tis), inflammation of the tiny filters in the kidneys (glomeruli)
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that results from premature destruction of red blood cells
  • Infection
  • Lupus, an immune system disorder causing glomerulonephritis
  • Medications, such as certain chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, dyes used during imaging tests and zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa), used to treat osteoporosis and high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
  • Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells
  • Scleroderma, a group of rare diseases affecting the skin and connective tissues
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder
  • Toxins, such as alcohol, heavy metals and cocaine
  • Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/causes/CON-20024029)

Disclosure: We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to Worldwide 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) (Mom Does Reviews) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Instagram, Klout, Bloglovin or Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

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  1. Traci McCormick says:

    I learned that Diabetes, a risk factor for kidney disease.

  2. I learned that Medications, such as certain chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, dyes used during imaging tests. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

  3. diabetes is a main risk factor for kidney disease

  4. Dawn Ganey says:

    I learned cholesterol blocks blood flow to kidneys.

  5. I learned that Diabetes can be a contributor for kidney failure.

  6. I learned that medicines can cause it, No idea about it!

  7. I learned that diabetes is one of the main risk factors for kidney disease

  8. I teach pre-diabetes classes. This article just reiterates what can happen if it turns to diabetes.

  9. I learned that lifestyle changes can prevent prediabetes from turning into full-blown diabetes, which can ultimately lead to kidney damage and kidney failure if not properly managed.

  10. my granny is on Dialysis and whenever she goes to dialysis they do blood work. Which she has to pay for and with this blood work they do lab work and if anything comes back bad, she would be taken off until her labs read good. It is an on going struggle trying to get a kidney and without the support so few make it. It’s great that there are places that donate and help these families in need.

  11. Christy Anderson says:

    I learned diabetes is the main factor for kidney disease.

  12. margaret peg m says:

    my daughter-in-law Gretchen is a kidney dialysis patient…she had cancer as a child & by age 19, needed a transplant, for which her mom was a match. the donated kidney was rejected after 6 mos. & she’s been on dialysis the last 13 years. wishing many blessings for Christina.

  13. I did not know that diabetes is the main risk factor for liver disease. My husband is pre-diabetic and I just learned that they should check for protein in urine yearly to check if he’s developing diabetes. Thanks for this info.

  14. Ashley Trail says:

    I have a family member who has kidney problems and it’s a huge issue, and ongoing!

  15. Laura Castellanos Rivera Rocha says:

    Thanks fot all imformation on comments.

  16. I learned that some medications can cause kidney disease.

  17. I will kill you if you can’t get a new one.

  18. Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for having Kidney disease.

  19. robyn donnelly says:

    Any age can get kidney disease. A very painful disease.

  20. Karla Sceviour says:

    I learned that having high blood sugar can damage the kidneys even before being clinically diagnosed with diabetes

  21. medications can cause this disease

  22. I learned Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys

  23. T.J. Wallace says:

    I didn’t know that cholesterol deposits could cause kidney disease. I have high cholesterol. It’s a scary world if you think too hard about it. My heart goes out to that family, and I hope they find a kidney!

  24. As a nurse- i see the devastating effects of diabetes. Eat right, take care of your blood sugars to keep them balanced. High blood sugars can cause many other problems including blindness, neuropathy and kidney failure.

  25. Amber Conaway says:

    Wow that’s crazy that some antibiotics can lead to! you never know what these medicines do to you and your body!

  26. I was surprised to see that antibiotic use can lead to it.

  27. It will kill you with out a new one

  28. Jill A. Collins says:

    I learned that there is no charge to you or your insurance company for donation.

  29. I know all about kidney failure, because my son had it when he was younger. I learned certain antibiotics can lead to it.

  30. Holly Thomas says:

    I learned that having Lupus can lead to kidney disease.

  31. It will kill you.

  32. Alcohol & drugs can lead to kidney failure.

  33. I learned that Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for having Kidney disease.

  34. I learned that there are many complications to having kidney disease.

  35. Jessica Fortner says:

    I learned that kidney failure is caused by many different reasons..some natural and some by drugs, ect.

  36. medications can lead to kidney disease :/

  37. When the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, your kidneys cannot clean your blood properly. This can cause your body to retain more water and salt than it should and waste materials can build up in your blood instead of being removed by the kidneys and excreted in the urine.

  38. Lisa Green says:

    I didn’t know that cholesterol deposits and taking certain medications could cause kidney disease.

  39. melissa allen says:

    I didn’t know all the things that could cause kidney failure

  40. steve weber says:

    Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys

  41. soha molina says:

    I learned that you’d need a transplant if you have a kidney disease.

  42. Did not know that Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys

  43. Cholesterol & osteoporosis are some things that I should watch out for when it comes to keeping my kidneys healthy.

  44. I didn’t realize the link between diabetes and kidney disease.

  45. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys great information thank you

  46. i didn’t know alcohol was related to kidney failure

  47. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I learned that both diabetes and lupus can damage the kidneys

  48. I didn’t know that cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys can cause kidney failure.

  49. I had no idea that Cholesterol deposits that block blood flow in the kidneys. Puts things into perspective.

  50. a friend has kidney disease and she was on many medications while pregnant. not fun

  51. I didn’t know that antibotics could cause kidney failure.

  52. I learned that toxins like alcohol;,,,heavy metals and cocaine can lead to kidney failure,,,,

  53. Karen Cochrane says:

    i didnt know that the drug cocaine would cause liver failure

  54. DENISE SMITH says:

    i learned that Lupus, an immune system disorder causing glomerulonephritis my grandfather dies of liver and kidney failure wanted to share this with everyone

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