Drive For Dialysis

Drive For Dialysis

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness dramatically alters one's life – your organization can help.

Group of employees at a Drive for Dialysis event

Challenge your staff

Join the fight against kidney disease with a hands-on, team-building activity to assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work.

An all-in-one Program


Employee Engagement

Drive for Dialysis rallies your team around a shared goal: supporting patients in your community.

Promote Kidney Health

Educate your workforce about kidney disease and the importance of early detection.

Volunteer your way

Hosting a Drive is easy with our out-of-the-box program, but you can also get creative. We'll work with you to design a unique volunteer opportunity.

How it works

How does it work?

Drive for Dialysis is a hands-on, non-skills based corporate volunteer opportunity that allows you to engage your staff/colleagues from the comforts of your office. Employees unite as a team to assemble care packages for delivery to a local dialysis clinic(s), while learning about kidney disease and its risk factors.

Can my company enhance the standard care package to reflect our brand?

Yes! Companies have opted to enhance the standard bag with additional items that provide direct benefit to patient recipients including:
  • Branded notecards for staff to write personal notes of support and encouragement – we can help to create these at your request!
  • Branded throw blankets provide warmth and comfort
  • Gift cards for local big-box stores allow patients to access food and personal care items.
  • Branded portal battery packs for tablets/smart phones
  • Wearables: Hats, T-Shirts

How can Drive for Dialysis integrate with some of my existing philanthropic or volunteer activities?

  • Have an employee giving campaign? Drive for Dialysis is an ideal alternative to a traditional campaign kick-off event.
  • Have an annual day of service? Drive for Dialysis is a wonderful option for staff to take action in support of patients in their community.

What are the benefits?

  • It will provide a platform to further your employee engagement goals.
  • It's a means to align with a meaningful cause and demonstrate your commitment to community involvement.
  • It will provide an opportunity for teambuilding.
  • It's the perfect way to honor a staff member or his/her loved one who may be affected kidney disease.
  • It will provide access to resources including intranet content, onsite presentations, videos and even kidney health screenings to supplement your wellness program.

How will Drive for Dialysis support the kidney community?

There are more than 100,000 new patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in the U.S. each year. For many of these individuals facing kidney failure, dialysis is a lifeline. It not only extends life, but also enhances its quality by improving appetite and other symptoms. But spending up to 4 hours per day, 3-4 days per week sitting in the same chair, in the same room can be mentally and physically taxing. In addition to boredom, many patients feel cold during treatment, or experience other side effects including low blood pressure, nausea, headaches or dizziness.
Hosting a Drive for Dialysis in your office will provide patients in your community with care packages to brighten their spirits and make the long-hours of treatment a little more bearable.
It's also an easy way to educate employees who may be at-risk about what they can do to keep their kidneys healthy – and prevent future patients from ending up on dialysis!

Can I choose where to designate the care packages my team assembles?

Yes! Care packages can be designated to a clinic or clinics of your choice, OR we can help to pair you with a center in need of support.

Can we hand-deliver the care packages?

Due to HIPPA and other privacy regulations, not every dialysis clinic will allow outside groups. However, we always advocate on your behalf to determine if hand-delivery and/or an educational tour is an option. This is a wonderful way to see the impact of your hard work first-hand.

How much does it cost?

Sponsorships packages begin at $3,000 and are based on the number of care packages your company elects to assemble, available in increments of 100. We recommend at least 20 bags per employee to provide a meaningful experience and ensure that all patients served by one clinic location receive a bag resulting from your efforts.



See How Others Are Joining the Fight

Allison Kern • Konica Minolta

“At Konica Minolta we aim to engage our employees in programs and events that encourage enthusiasm and education. Our participation in the National Kidney Foundation's Drive for Dialysis program was a meaningful way to achieve both goals. With a Your Kidney's and You educational presentation, our employees learned ways to keep their kidney's healthy and equipped them with the knowledge to advocate for their kidney health. Through the Drive for Dialysis event, employees were able to pack care packages for local dialysis patients which furthered their awareness surrounding kidney health, while supporting an important community cause.”


Thousands of patients are relying on our support.

37 million American adults with chronic kidney disease.

700k dialysis patients in the U.S. today.

57 percentage by which kidney failure has increased in the last 10 years alone.

Get in touch!

If you would like to learn more about NKF’s Drive for Dialysis opportunity in your company, email to get started.

2022-23 Premier Drive for Dialysis National Partner

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Join the ranks of corporations who've made Drive for Dialysis a part of their employee engagement strategy.

Alexion - AstraZeneca Rare Disease
FBW - Farmers Bank of Willards
Konica Minolta
One Lambda
Clark Reliance
MidAtlantic Nephrology Associates
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
T.Rowe Price
Hamilton Bank - Together. Let's Grow.
Orchard Hill
Ampco Pittsburgh - Moving Forward
Keswick Right Care. Right Time. Right Place.
Red Hat
Global Health Products
Mar Cor
AHN (Allegheny Health Network) Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
FBW - Farmers Bank of Willards