NKF Serving Central Ohio

Cooking With the Stars

Cooking With the Stars

Thursday, June 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the National Kidney Foundation will again be hosting its 7th Annual Cooking with the Stars Gala to be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Villa Milano, an Evening in Tuscany theme. This special event unites local chefs, restaurants, and celebrities in the fight to raise awareness about kidney disease.

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Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!


Central Ohio Kidney Walk
September 25 at Genoa Park/COSI, Columbus
Register here today!

Greater Dayton Area Kidney Walk
October 23 at RiverScape Park, Dayton
Register here today!

Details coming soon for the Louisville Kidney Walk! Stay updated here.

Charity Day 5K Team Kidney

Team Kidney

June 26, 2016
Columbus, Ohio

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 runners and walkers will take to the streets of Columbus, Ohio for the 1st Annual Charity Day 5K! Run for a reason, pick one charity while supporting all the others.

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ToughMudder is coming to Lexington, Ohio.

It's only about an hour or so from Columbus or Cleveland…join us!
Interested participants need to apply

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. 224 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.

Please contact Amber Miller, Development Director, at 614.882.6184 ext. 229 for more information.

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 (614) 882-6184 ext. 221.

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. 224.

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).