Kidney disease isn’t just a single problem. 26 million American adults have kidney disease----and most who have it don’t even know it.
The National Kidney Foundation
began in 1950 with Ada and Harry DeBold fighting for a cure to save their young son from pediatric nephrosis. Through Ada’s determination, she was able to bring together a group of clinicians and researchers from around the United States to share their findings and develop new approaches to understanding and treating the disease, which paved the way for The National Kidney Foundation we know today. NKF is the largest, most effective, and longstanding organization fighting kidney disease.
strives to promote kidney health through programs that emphasize awareness, prevention and treatment. More than 81 cents of every dollar donated directly supports programs and services like these:
Your Kidneys and You – a volunteer-led presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps given to the general public, corporate audiences and at-risk populations. 18,956 people were reached in 2015!
KEEP Healthy – a community-based educational initiative where participants receive a brief survey, blood pressure and BMI measurements, educational information and clinician consultation to review with their physician. KEEP Healthy was established to help detect the earliest stage possible of kidney disease through the NKF’s development of its community-based educational initiative. KEEP Healthy has helped support kidney disease detection in 100,000 plus Americans since 1997 and screened over 17,000 people in 2015 alone.
NKF Cares – our toll-free phone and email patient help line where trained professionals provide information, support and resources to people affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). 40,000 calls were answered in 2015!
Mobilizing the Community
Southwest Virginia Kidney Walk - Sign up today for the walk on Saturday, September 17th, Fallon Park, Roanoke. Visit www.KidneyWalk.org
Kidney Cars – 15,000 total cars were donated in 2014. Donate your car by calling 800-488-2277.
"World Kidney Day" - March 10, 2016
NKF Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI®)
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO®)
NKF Spring Clinical Meetings - April 27 – May 1, 2016 in Boston, MA
Kidney Living–NKF’s magazine for dialysis patients with over 40,000 subscribers!