Programs & Services

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

While our programs are currently targeted at helping those who are currently afflicted with kidney disease, our hope is to expand our services to include early intervention programs, specifically in minority communities with little access to health care, and services to support every stage of kidney disease up to and including post transplantation.

As a healthcare organization we realize the importance of early intervention and continued support. Please see the list of our current programs and continue to check back with us to view the expansion of the population that we serve.

  • Medical Identification Jewelry
    • MedIds.com (318-397-8441) will offer a 20% discount to needy patients if the patient uses the code "NKF2010"
    • Medic Alert (888-633-4298) will waive the fee if the patient submits a letter from his/her doctor on the doctor's letterhead and proof of monthly income. These documents must be submitted along with the company's application form.
    • American Medical ID (800-363-5985) will provide the stainless steel version for free with a letter from the doctor on the doctor's letterhead. The original letter has to be mailed to the company; it cannot be a photocopy or a fax.
  • PA Renal Transportation
    Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.
    Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic for an application or click here to download an application.
  • Organ Donation Education Program MORE INFO »

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