NKF CARES: Patient Information Center

NKF Cares

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Call toll-free at 855.NKF.CARES (855.653.2273)
or email nkfcares@kidney.org.

We speak English and Spanish and are available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

About 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 care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.


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