NKF Serving Central Ohio

The Big Ask: The Big Give

Do you need a kidney transplant? Or do you have a family member or friend who needs a kidney? This workshop is for you! While it can be overwhelming to ask someone to consider donation, we can help. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the best, most effective strategies and tips for finding a living donor.

This free 3-hour workshop will teach kidney patients, families, and friends how to:

  • Find a living kidney donor
  • Educate family and friends about living donor kidney transplant
  • Tell your story through social media outlets and other channels

A community workshop for patients, family members or those who are interested in learning more about living donation and transplant is being held:

Wednesday, October 2nd
5pm-8pm

McConnell Heart Health Center | 3773 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
Free meal and free parking available
Register

2020 Kidney & Transplant Symposium

The Kidney & Transplant Symposium has been drawing renal professionals together for over ten years, equipping them with solid tools needed to deliver premium care for kidney patients of all ages. The KTS provides quality education and developments in the treatment and management of chronic kidney disease (the 9th leading cause of death nationally), as well as other conditions. Related topics include the latest medical advances and best practices in the treatment and care of kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation, and organ donation to help improve patient outcomes. This is an accredited CME event.

March 3-4, 2020
Quest Conference Center| Columbus, OH

For more information on registration, sponsorship, educational or exhibit opportunities, please contact Antoinette Greene, Program Director.

Share Your Story

Everyone has a kidney story! What’s yours? We are always looking for patient stories to highlight on our webpage and social media accounts. Please send your stories and photo(s) to Antoinette Greene.

2020 NKF Primary Care Kidney Conference

The National Kidney Foundation is pleased to present the inaugural Primary Care Kidney Conference. The goal of this accredited CME event is to improve and encourage earlier diagnosis of patients at the highest risk for kidney disease in the primary care setting.

March 3, 2020|5:00pm-8:30pm
Quest Conference Center| Columbus, OH
Registration opening this fall!

For more information on registration, sponsorship or exhibit opportunities, please contact Antoinette Greene, Program Director.

World Kidney Day at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Thursday, March 12, 2020

We are pleased to partner once again with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to celebrate National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day! If you would like to partner in pediatric awareness with us, please contact Antoinette Greene, Program Director.

10th Annual Cooking with the Stars Gala

June 6, 2019
The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd
Grandview Heights, OH 43212

Cooking with the Stars is a fun filled evening enabling you to mingle with local celebrities and sample delicious food while raising funds to support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation. For more information please contact Tisha Reynolds at tisha.reynolds@kidney.org.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Team Kidney — Tour de Flash

June 8, 2019
The Club Corazon

Our annual ride honors the life of Bill Gordon, a leader in the Columbus cycling community, and supports the National Kidney Foundation Serving Central Ohio by raising awareness of kidney disease and the importance of organ donation. Bill was an organ and tissue donor. This year's ride will take place on June 8, 2019.

Registration fee is $30 because 37 million people are impacted by kidney disease. Register Now

A t-shirt will be given to riders who raise $100

For more information please contact Tisha Reynolds at tisha.reynolds@kidney.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk below.

Central Kidney Walk - September 22, 2019, Genoa Park/COSI

Middle Tennessee Kidney Walk - November 3, 2019, Bicentennial Park

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office at (614) 882-6184. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our special events and programs.

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.

Screening includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and the opportunity to speak with a kidney doctor or health care professional.

Please contact Antoinette Greene at (614) 882-6184, ext. 825 for more information or to inquire about scheduling a screening for your organization.

Click here to volunteer for upcoming screenings and programs!

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.

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 (513) 961-8105 x853.

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

Many people know little about their kidneys and how important they are to overall health, including the 37 million people who have kidney disease. If caught early, kidney disease can be slowed or even stopped. The NKF offers a free presentation call Your Kidneys & You to educate the community on how the kidneys function, risk factors, early detection, testing, treatment strategies and prevention.

If your organization is interested in having a "Your Kidneys & You" presentation or receiving more information, please contact Antoinette Greene or call (614) 882-6184, ext. 825. We are also accepting applications for volunteer presenters.

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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).