NKF Serving Central Ohio

The Big Ask: The Big Give

Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, November 29, 2018
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Education Building- 6th floor conference room
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

If your child has kidney disease and needs a transplant, or you have a family member or friend in need, you may not know how to find a kidney donor. Many people may not get a transplant simply because they don’t know how to share their story and ask people to consider donation. We can show you how at this workshop designed for families of our youngest heroes!

The workshops are designed to help waitlisted kidney patients find a living donor by offering proven strategies to increase comfort in approaching others about donation.

Whether you need a kidney transplant or you're thinking of donating yours to someone in need, consider participating in "The Big Ask: The Big Give" workshops. It could begin a life-saving conversation.

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March is National Kidney Month

Kidney and Transplant Symposium
March 19-20, 2019
The Quest Conference Center
The Kidney and Transplant Symposium (KTS) provides quality education and updates in the treatment and management of CKD as well as other conditions. Earn up to 10 CME/CE credits.

Patient Summit
March 31, 2019
Join us for a FREE event for patients, and their family members/support person. The summit will focus on empowering kidney patients from early stage to transplantation. For more information, contact Antoinette Greene Tubbs at Antoinette.Greene@kidney.org.

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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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 30 million people are impacted by kidney disease

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

A Cycling jersey will be given to riders who raise $500

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

Central Kidney Walk

September 22, 2019
Genoa Park/COSI

Walk the Kidney Walk!

Join us for our Annual walk to support kidney patients, families, and people at risk.

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.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. Click here for more information.

Please contact Antoinette Greene-Tubbs at 614.882.6184 ext. 825 for more information.

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

The NKF offers ‘Your Kidneys & You’ awareness and education presentations to any group of individuals interested in learning more about kidney disease. The presentation covers risk factors, what kidney disease means, the importance of early detection, and treatment strategies. If your group or organization would be interested in having a ‘Your Kidneys & You’ presentation or receiving more information, please contact Antoinette Greene-Tubbs or call 614.882.6184 ext. 825.

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).