NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Renal Roundtable Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue: Capital Grille 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652
New Jersey Professionals can join us in person for a discussion on Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
Register to Reserve your Spot

NJ Corporate Networking Event

Date: Thursday, June 16th 11:00am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center 900 Scudders Mill Road Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536

Join NKF and leaders in our kidney community for a complimentary corporate networking event. Brunch will be served. Register here

2022 Kidney Walk Season

Walk the Kidney Walk!

We are excited to be walking together once again for the Kidney Walk and we hope you walk with us! By participating you’ll let others know they’re not alone. Together, we’ll come together with a common purpose and walk for those who can’t. Caring knows no distance; one simple step can change a life. Stay tuned for more details on the Philadelphia Kidney Walk. Contact Andrea.Giannini@kidney.org with questions.

Join us for the New Jersey Kidney Walk on September 18 at Hamilton Veterans Park.

The Big Ask: The Big Give

The Big Ask: The Big Give is a platform designed to educate on kidney transplant and living donation. Upcoming programs will be listed here as they are scheduled. Please contact us for more information.

First Steps to Transplant is an introductory program explaining the basics of kidney transplant, and steps a chronic kidney disease patient can take to consider transplant or living donation. Register here to view a recording of our most recent program.

Finding A Living Donor is designed to provide patients on the kidney transplant waiting list with the tools and training they need to start conversations with people about the possibility of donating a kidney and provide education and support to those considering donation. Register here to view a recording of our most recent program.

NKF Presents Top Patient Award at Annual Spring Clinical Meetings to local Advocate

Cari Maxwell, NKF advocate from Lancaster, PA, has received this year’s Celeste Castillo Lee Patient Engagement Award. Read more about this honor here.

2021 Eve of Giving

2022 Eve of Giving - Giving Recognition to our Heroes, March 10, 2022 Philadelphia

We would like to congratulate our 2022 Eve of Giving Honorees who received awards for their outstanding service on World Kidney Day.

Patient Education

Living Well with Kidney Disease

New webinar schedule for 2022 coming soon. If you missed any of our Fall 2021 programs click here to view past webinars.

Team Kidney & DIY Fundraising

If our scheduled fundraisers aren’t what you’re looking for, then create your own event to raise funds and hope with Team Kidney. From celebrating transplant anniversaries, honoring a loved one, to bake sales and bowling tournaments, to pushing yourself with a 10K or esports — the fundraising possibilities are endless. Join Team Kidney HERE! Have questions? Contact development manager, Andrea Giannini at 215.923.8611 x732.


In 2021 we passed the Living Donor Protection Act in the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This bill will ensure that life, long-term care and disability insurers will not discriminate against living organ donors. Thank you to all the volunteers, advocates, living donors and their families who made this happen! Join our network of advocates to make a difference for kidney patients.

Questions? Contact development manager, Andrea Giannini at 215.923.8611 x732.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

In-Kind Donations

NKF Serving Eastern PA & NJ does not accept furniture, clothing or medical equipment donations at this time.

Learn about "Your Kidneys and You"

Your Kidneys & You is a presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship by contacting Marielle Van Thuyne.

Pennsylvania Transportation Program

Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic for an application or click here to download an application.

Toll free helpline

Kidney disease or transplant can be scary. Speak with a specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Patient-to-patient support program

Speak with a peer mentor who shares your experiences with dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation.