NKF Serving Connecticut

Night of Hope Celebration

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Greater New York and Connecticut held it’s fourth Annual Night of Hope Celebration. The event took place at Aria Banquet and the honorees were Dr. Joseph Singh, Director of Hartford Hospital Kidney Transplant Program and a Medical Advisory Board member, with the Excellence in Care Award.

Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni, Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital received the Outstand Achievement Award.

Daniel Madison, MSA Administrative Director of Transplant and Comprehensive Liver Center at Hartford Hospital and NKF Medical Advisory Board member, with the Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award.

The evening included cocktails, a full course meal, a Silent Auction, inspirational Mission Speakers, The Gift of Hope and to end a perfect evening, dancing.

The Fifth Annual Night of Hope Celebration will be held at Aria on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Mark your calendars, more details coming.

Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!

After careful consideration and following the CDC’s most recent recommendation, we’ve decided to make a change bo both of our Kidney Walk’s originally scheduled for June. Our plan is to take both of these Walk’s virtual on July 12. We believe this decision, though not ideal, is in the best interest of you and the entire kidney community as we work to protect the patients and families at the heart of our organization’s mission.

Follow the links below to learn more and register to keep our kidney community together and stronger than ever.

Southern CT


Latest News from the National Kidney Foundation

Your Connecticut Advocates and other Kidney Volunteers are working tirelessly new legislation to help Living Donors. A study in 2015, showed that approximately 25% of Kidney Donors experienced some form of discrimination when they sought to obtain or modify life or health insurance. The Living Donor Protection Act for Connecticut would protect the Living Donor from these adverse actions. By removing this barrier to donation, the supply of kidneys will increase and reduce the wait time for those waiting on the Transplant list.

It's easy to make a difference! Sign up now to learn how to get involved with legislation relating to kidney disease, transplantation and organ donation.

Eating Right

For people with chronic kidney disease at any stage, understanding how nutrition can affect their health is critical. Kidney health care professionals can help by providing important support and education about dietary requirements and modifications that could potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.

Click here for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning.

Learn more about Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking.

Download a family recipe book for kidney patients

Pasta With Pesto

PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins

Author: National Kidney Foundation
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Course: Side Dish, Entree
Preferences: Vegetarian

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Cooking Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the uncooked pasta, in a blender or food processor;
  2. Blend or process until smooth;
  3. Cook pasta in unsalted boiling water according to package directions;
  4. Toss sauce with drained pasta. Serve hot.
1 lbs Linguine
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese - Grated
2 tbsp leaves Basil - Dried
1/4 cup chopped Parsley - Fresh
1 clove Garlic