NKF CARES: Patient Information Center

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NKF Cares

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and caregivers. Speak with a trained professional who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We speak Spanish, too (Hablamos Español). NKF Cares is available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) or email nkfcares@kidney.org.

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Peers Support

Have you recently been diagnosed and need someone to talk to? This new program matches patients in need of support with peer mentors who are positive role models.

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Ask the Doctor

Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask kidney specialist, Dr. Spry.

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Kidney Kitchen

A kidney friendly diet shouldn't sacrifice good taste, so here are delicious and nutritious recipes for every meal. Try one today!

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Get the facts on dialysis in our comprehensive A to Z guide or watch as four dialysis patients, aged 9-70, share their experiences.

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Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. Learn more about kidney disease, including risk factors, symptoms, and important prevention tips.

Emergency Resources

NKF provides the information you need to help prepare for, respond to, and cope with emergencies.

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There is a free NKF group dedicated to meeting your needs. Find out which one is right for you.

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Find a complete library of informative resources on kidney health, chronic kidney disease and all aspects of organ donation. Learn how to make healthy choices, provide support for your loved ones and cope with the stresses associated with illness. Single copies of all patient resources are free to patients and their families.

Support for NKF Cares provided by:
AmgenGenentech
novartisPfizer