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!

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 below.

Sign up early for the 2020 Connecticut Kidney Walks

Southern CT Kidney Walk, Town Center Park, Hamden - Sunday, June 14
Hartford Kidney Walk, University of Hartford, West Hartford - Sunday June 28

To sign up go to kidneywalk.org and find the walk closest to you! Please feel free to email me at marcia.hilditch@kidney.org if you have any questions or need any assistance.

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