Advocacy Resources

A NKF Advocate is someone who has been affected by kidney disease, donation or transplant and who wants to empower and educate others. These include people with kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, living donors, donor family members, caregivers, friends and family members.

Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. You can make a significant difference in the lives of kidney patients by representing the National Kidney Foundation. We give you the tools you need to make your voice heard.

Below are some of the ways you can be an advocate for those affected by kidney disease, donation and transplantation.

Advocacy 101: Learn How to Engage in Advocacy

NKF Advocacy Activity Fact Sheets

Listen To Our Patients’ Stories

Hear Ira’s Story on the Need for the Living Donor Protection Act

Hear Bobbie’s Story on Why Transplant Patients Need Drug Coverage Now

Policy Fact Sheets

State Fact Sheets on Kidney Disease

Download individual U.S., DC, and Puerto Rico state fact sheets on kidney disease.

Congressional Caucus Memberships

Important Contacts

Federal Healthcare Agencies

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Additional Resources