NKF Serving Connecticut

Virtual Patient & Community Education Symposium

What You Need to Know About Kidney Transplantation
Zoom Meeting, Wednesday, November 18 - 6pm

To register you must send us your email address to Marcia Hilditch or call 203.439.7912 and we will send you the link to the Zoom Meeting for November 18th. Please Register by November 12, 2020. Space is Limited Register Today!

Subjects to be Covered By Hartford Transplant Center Staff

  • Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Living Donation
  • Family, Financial & Emotional Issues
  • Nutrition and Transplantation
  • Questions for Living Donor and Recipient

Connecticut Kidney Walks Are Going Virtual!

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The 2020 Connecticut Kidney Walks in Hartford and Southern Connecticut are going VIRTUAL on July 12th. Join the National Kidney Foundation in celebrating the kidney community from the safety of your home, neighborhood, or local park- to keep spirits high and the cabin fever at bay.

We’re all used to our walks being held at a specific location. You’ve got to get there by the start time—and parking can be tough. With a virtual walk, you pick where you do it, who you do it with (following CDC guidelines) and what time you start.

This format is new to everyone, so we’ve provided some additional information to get you started – now is the time to get creative!

What does it mean to be a virtual walker?

  • You can sleep in on walk day and complete your walk at any time!
  • We may not be physically together, but we’re united by our belief in the need for better care and longer lives for kidney patients – for YOU and the ones you love.
  • Take your own walk around the neighborhood or at your local park July 12th.
  • Take a selfie or video and share it on social media with the hashtag #KidneyWalk.
  • Personalize your kidney walk page: document your kidney disease journey or tell us why you walk. Then ask your personal network to support you before walk day.

What if I’m sheltering in place or social distancing?

Your health and safety continue to be our number one priority. If you’re staying inside, there are still many ways you can participate and raise critically needed funds.

  • Tune in to our Facebook Live event on July 12th to get a front-row seat for our walk-day activities.
  • Show your team spirit: make your own kidney walk t-shirt and share to social media for a chance to win the t-shirt contest.
  • While others walk outside, join us in staying healthy by climbing the stairs in your home, doing jumping jacks or pushups for every dollar you raise to support kidney patients by walk day.
  • Not feeling physical? For every book you read, healthy meal you make, or ounce of water you drink on July 12th, ask your friends and family to donate ($5) – your creativity is the limit!

In times like these, we’re even more grateful for supporters like you who empower and inspire our daily work – come what may. Your generosity and ongoing participation in the kidney walk program will ensure that NKF maintains continuity of care and guidance for patients and families.

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