Nephrology Associates of Michigan (NAM) was founded in 1974, it has enjoyed the trust of patients and referring physicians throughout Southeast Michigan.
Progressive renal failure leading to end stage renal disease requires artificial support such as dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life. According to the National Kidney Foundation more than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure and approximately 70% of these individuals are on dialysis. Dialysis changes the lifestyle as well as the health outcomes for patients. On an average, the life expectancy for dialysis patients is 5-10 years.
Kidney transplants can improve the quality of a person’s life as well longevity. Despite the high demand for kidneys, in many states, there is a shortage of kidney donors.
People without significant health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, can donate a kidney and live a normal life. Kidney donation does not significantly increase health risks for the donor. Donating a kidney can make a huge difference in someone’s life.