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Work & Your Kidney Health

Did you know keeping your job when you have kidney disease or start dialysis could help you feel healthier, happier and more financially secure?

Some people on dialysis say that one of the biggest benefits of keeping their job is that they feel a sense of self-worth and are able to stay engaged in the world around them. In fact, studies show that some people on dialysis who keep their jobs generally experience a lower rate of depression, have fewer hospitalizations and score higher on general health and vitality tests. Another study also revealed that people with kidney disease who work are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than people who don’t have a job1. This correlation holds regardless of insurance status.

Browse the other tabs for steps that could help you stay employed when you have kidney disease.

1Sandhu GS, Khattak M, Pavlakis M, Woodward R, Hanto DW, Wasilewski MA, Dimitri N, Goldfarb-Rumyantzev A. (2013 Jun 30) Recipient's unemployment restricts access to renal transplantation. National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Steps to Take Now

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