NKF Patient Network

NKF Patient Network

Join the first-of-its-kind, nationwide kidney disease patient registry that will advance both patient education and kidney disease treatment.

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Coming in 2021!

The National Kidney Foundation is proud to announce that we are building the first ever patient-centered, nationwide kidney disease patient registry called the NKF Patient Network. The NKF Patient Network is for anyone with kidney disease (all stages of CKD, including dialysis and transplant). Patients will have the option to provide data to help researchers answer critical research questions that could help our community improve care and ultimately find a cure for kidney disease. Additionally, patients will also have access to personalized education, a community forum, and local resources.
Foundational support for the NKF Patient Network was provided through a collaboration with Bayer AG. Principal sponsorship was provided by AstraZeneca.

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To be notified about the NKF Patient Network launch in 2021 and receive more information in the future, please sign up by completing the form below.

For Patients

To be invited to join the NKF Patient Network in 2021, please click the link below.

For Health Care Providers


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Learn about the NKF Patient Network from Dr. Lesley A. Inker, nephrologist at Tufts Medical Center and Chair of the NKF Patient Network Steering Committee, and Cari Maxwell, Patient Advocate of the NKF Patient Network Steering Committee.

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Data Coordinating Center Request for Proposals (DCC RFP)

The NKF is soliciting proposals for a Data Coordinating Center (DCC) contract to be awarded on April 30, 2021, with service to begin October 1, 2021. Proposals must be submitted no later than February 28, 2021.