NKF Serving OH, KY, and Middle & East TN

Kidney Walk

PLEASE JOIN US!

2014 Central Ohio Walk
When: September 21, 2014
Where: Huntington Park
Time: Check-in: 8:00 AM; Start: 9:00 AM
Click here to register!

Coffee House Conversation

Coffee House Conversations

Join us for an upcoming Coffee House Conversation

Coffee House Conversation support groups are for kidney patients and their families.

For more information and to register for one of the Coffee House Conversation Support Groups, please contact Julie McCutcheon at (614) 882-6184 ext. 226.

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. Click here for more information.

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.

KidneySTRONG Golf Outing

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Medallion Club
5000 Club Drive
Westerville, OH 43082
11:00 AM   Registration
12:30 PM   Shotgun Start
5:00 PM   Dinner

Join us FORE the First Annual KidneySTRONG Golf Outing - Best Ball Scramble!
On Monday, August 18, join us for fun, food, drinks, networking, and a premiere golf experience at The Medallion Club! There will be a long drive and closest to the pin competition, raffles, prizes, dinner, and more. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our local National Kidney Foundation.

1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease. Partner with us to raise awareness and change lives. Your involvement, support and generous donations will have a profound impact on helping us all be KidneySTRONG.

For more information, please contact Brandon Steele at (614) 288-9999.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

2014 Kidney and Transplant Symposium

2013 Kidney and Transplant Symposium

May 6 & 7, 2014

Quest Business and Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio

The 2014 Kidney and Transplant Symposium will provide quality education and updates in the treatment and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and related conditions, as well as transplantation and organ donation to help improve patient outcomes.

This program is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, dialysis technicians, dietitians, social workers, transplant coordinators, and healthcare professionals who care for individuals with kidney disease, and in the fields of dialysis, transplantation and organ donation.

For questions, contact Danielle Estep.
More information

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Additional Patient and Professional Services

New Patient Packets - New Patient Information Packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by the us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families abut kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide.

Living Donor Information Packets are made available to anyone who is potentially interested in being a living kidney donor. The packets provide information about the evaluation process for potential donors, the benefits and risk of donation, and where you can find additional information and support. If you're interested in being a living donor and would like information about kidney donation, please contact Marsheen Campbell or call (614) 882-6184 ext. 221.

Educational Literature & Materials – The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, family supporters, professionals and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature here: NKF Store.

Professional CME/CE Activities – The National Kidney Foundation has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and offers a variety of CME/CE activities with an inter-professional team approach. Click here for more information: CME/CE Activities

Organ & Tissue Donation – Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries. Click here to go to Donate Life Ohio for more information and to register to become a life-saving organ donor: Donate Life Ohio

Your Kidneys & You

The NKF offers ‘Your Kidneys & You’ awareness and education presentations to any group of individuals interested in learning more about kidney disease. The presentation covers risk factors, what kidney disease means, the importance of early detection, and treatment strategies. If your group or organization would be interested in having a ‘Your Kidneys & You’ presentation or receiving more information, please contact Danielle Estep or call 1-800-242-2133 ext. 224.

Donate Clothing and Household Items

Your unwanted, unused, and unneeded clothing and other household items can assist our programs. The National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio has established a relationship with National Kidney Services, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio for profit corporation. Outsourcing the management of this program to Ohio Thrift Stores has been a part of fundraising efforts since 1988. Customers in the Columbus, Springfield, Dayton, Delaware, Washington Court House, Lancaster and surrounding areas wishing to participate may drop off or schedule a pickup and receive a tax deductable receipt for their useable items. The donations are sold to Ohio Thrift Stores and the proceeds are used to help fund NKF Serving Ohio's programs and services. For more information on the clothing donation program please visit http://nkfpickup.com or contact National Kidney Services at 614-351-2900 or 888-780-0789 (Dayton area residents only).