NKF Serving East Tennessee

Kidney Walks

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. 

Tri Cities Kidney Walk at Founder's Park - October 13, 2019

The Big Ask: The Big Give

The Big Ask, The Big Give

A conversation can save a life. Whether you need a kidney or are considering a living donation, let us help you start the conversation. Click here for more information.

Living donation makes better lives possible but it takes courage to ask others for help. Learn more.

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.

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Kidney Car Donations Boost Kidney Education and Research Programs

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck, motorcycle or even boat into funding for kidney education, research and organ donation programs. You'll also very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax-deduction! Click here or call (800) 488-KARS!

NKF Cares

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) or email nkfcares@kidney.org.

We speak English and Spanish and are available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

NKF Peers

You're Not Alone! Talk to someone who's been there. Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation with you.

Call 855-653-7337 (855-NKF-PEER) or complete this form.

Professional Education Resource Center (PERC)

NKF's Professional Education Resource Center (PERC) provides accredited online CME/CEs courses to physicians, fellows and residents, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, nurses, technicians, dietitians, social workers, and transplant professionals.

This new resource center is designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes. Courses will include a range of discipline-specific, as well as multidisciplinary topics, delivered by a renowned international faculty.

To browse PERC offerings, or to register as an NKF member for free access to PERC, visit www.kidney.org/education.

Fight Kidney Disease by Donating Your Car

Donate your unwanted car, van, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation. Help fight kidney disease in the Pacific Northwest. Donated vehicles and boats are tax deductible. Donate today!

Support NKF with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on smile.amazon.com the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. Details HERE