What does it mean for patients?
National Kidney Foundation
We enhance lives through education
1 in 3 Americans are
at-risk for kidney disease.
37 million people
have chronic kidney disease.
live with kidney failure.
are waiting for a kidney transplant.
We are a lifeline for people with kidney disease
Patient-to-patient support program
Speak with a peer mentor who shares your experiences with dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation.
We impact lives
"Thank you to the National Kidney Foundation for education, preparation and support aiding me to communicate my story and find a living donor. I am forever grateful for the insight and tools provided."
"My kidney function came down to 9%. It was a shock. I had just gotten married. We had plans. The information on this website and everything I’d learned over the years is what got me through this."
"Kidney disease impacts people’s lives in a way that is unimaginable. We didn’t know that it was an option to donate. It didn’t change much for me, but it changed so much for the person that I gave the kidney to."