NKF Serving Central Ohio

Gift of Life Gala

You’re invited to the Gift of Life Gala on Friday, August 26 at 6:00pm at the Grand Event Center. Join us, as we honor Michael Stevenson, Paul Kovach, MD, Randy Ruff, and Rep. Brian Lampton, for their impact within the kidney community. The evening includes a live and silent auction, dinner, entertainment and more. Register here.

Patient Talk Tuesdays

Join us the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm for a free, virtual, patient-centered talk and connect with a network of kidney patients and caregivers. Learn more




Upcoming Talks:
  • July 12: Care Partner Experience: Caring for Yourself and a Loved One with Kidney Disease - Register
  • August 9: Information for Newly Diagnosed Patients - Register
  • September 13: Navigating the DASH Diet - Register
  • October 11: Navigating Dialysis - Register
  • November 8: Depression and Kidney Disease - Register
  • December 13: Becoming a Kidney Advocate - Register

Kidney Walks

Central Ohio Kidney Walk - Sunday September 11, 2022

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.

Register Now

Your Kidneys and You Program

A free virtual program about Kidney Health! Whether you think you’re at risk or not, join us to learn about:

  • What kidneys do
  • How to stay healthy and protect your kidneys
  • How kidney disease impacts people
  • COVID-19 and kidney health
  • and much more!

Interested in holding a program for your company or community group? Contact kari.blackburn@kidney.org

The Big Ask: The Big Give

Finding a Living Donor
Free Virtual Workshop

Finding a Living Donor is a free 2-hour webinar designed to help kidney patients on the waiting list for a transplant find a living donor. Open to kidney patients, family members, friends, and potential living donors, this workshop will provide interactive education about living donation and transplant, and teach the best, most effective strategies and tips for finding a living donor.

The Big Ask: The Big Give

First Steps to Transplant
Free Virtual Workshop

Are you a kidney patient – or a family member or friend of one – that wants to learn more about getting a kidney transplant? Or are you interested in learning more about donating a kidney to someone in need of a transplant?

This program is for you! In this free webinar from the National Kidney Foundation, you will:

  • Learn what’s involved in receiving a kidney transplant
  • Find out what you need to know if you’re thinking about donating a kidney
  • Hear personal stories from kidney transplant recipients and living donors

Kidney & Transplant Symposium

The Kidney & Transplant Symposium has been bringing renal professionals together for over ten years, equipping them with solid tools needed to deliver premium care for kidney patients of all ages. This day provides quality education to healthcare professionals. Topics that will be discussed 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.

Kidney Basics

Each video posted will address some common questions by patients, caregivers and update providers and other health professionals on best practices and recommendations for caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Furthermore, this series will address the health disparities present in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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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 deductible 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).