Dr. Mohammad Akmal, a respected U.S. dialysis director, and Vasundhara Ramanujan, the mother of a kidney dialysis patient, have collaborated on a book, SHADES OF LIFE, giving us a personal glimpse into the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of kidney disease. The book educates people with kidney disease, and people healthy enough to consider donating a kidney to help a family member or other person in need. It is also a tool for people who have degenerative kidney disease who may be at risk of kidney failure. It was published during the Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Month, to help increase awareness of kidney disease. Joyce speaks with the authors, and they will take questions from the audience.