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UCLA CORE Kidney Program

Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a common condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and cannot properly filter blood. The condition causes gradual loss of kidney function and, over time, limits a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities.

Functions of the kidneys

  • The kidneys are important organs in the body that filter waste and excess [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2019
My name is Victoria Negrete; I was blessed with three children, two boys, and a girl. My eldest born son was first diagnosed with kidney failure in 1994, at the age of sixteen. He was supposed to have started dialysis in 2001, but he tragically lost his life after [...]
By Family • March 25, 2019