NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

2023 Kidney Walks

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2023 New Jersey and Philadelphia Kidney Walks! Your dedication and commitment to our mission is inspiring.


With your support, we have raised over $189,000 for the kidney community.


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2023 Golf Classic at Union League Liberty Hill

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers and sponsors for a great day on the green! We are grateful for all of your support! Congratulations to all of our winners and we will see you at the finals in Pebble Beach!


There are many auction items still available for purchase down below.


Questions? Contact Jeana.Hoffman@kidney.org 

Professional Education

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16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp

The National Kidney Foundation is hosted the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp on July 6-7, 2023. This two-day, non-CME symposium is designed to provide new fellows at Mid-Atlantic training programs the background they need to start their fellowship and gain an immediate understanding of the disease states they are likely to encounter in nephrology. Thank you to the participating faculty, sponsors, and participants for joining us!

Course Directors

  • Suzanne Boyle, MD, MSCE; Temple University
  • Mary Ann Lim, MD; University of Pennsylvania
  • Anju Yadav, MD; Thomas Jefferson University
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Renal Roundtable Programs

A Renal Roundtable is a professional education program featuring a presentation by leader(s) in the medical field and an opportunity for questions and networking. Renal Roundtables are free, non-accredited programs intended for healthcare professionals, specifically physicians and advanced practitioners.


Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers and sponsors for supporting our fall 2023 renal roundtables!


Fall 2023 Topics
  • New Thoughts on the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis, presented by Dr. Ellen Ginzler
  • Update on Treatment for Anemia in CKD and ESKD, presented by Dr. Jay Wish
  • Opportunities to Further Care in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: GPA and MPA, presented by Dr. Frank Cortazar and sponsored by Amgen
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Join Our Medical Advisory Board

Local Medical Advisory Boards (MAB) are made up of physicians and other health professionals to guide the local NKF’s patient, professional, and public education programs.  The MAB is an integral part of the NKF, serving to providing medical oversight, support, and volunteer services to the community. 


Interested in getting involved? For more information contact:


Eastern Pennsylvania



New Jersey


NKF Ultimate Cook-Off

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and voted during our Ultimate Cook-off program! Congratulations to Chef Mario Gentile from Greater New York for winning the audience vote of favorite recipe. If you missed our livestream, you can watch the recording here.


Thank you to Chef David Pollack for representing Philadelphia in this exciting program! To learn more about Chef David and view more of his recipes, visit Cooking Without Kidneys


Click below to access NKF’s full online recipe database, as well as articles about nutrition and managing your kidney-friendly lifestyle.



Resources for Patients

Webinars for Patients

Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease is a series of webinars designed to empower and educate patients of all levels of CKD, from early stages to those on dialysis or awaiting transplantation and their caregivers. If you missed a live webinar, view past recordings by clicking below.


Stay tuned for new content announcements!

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 or click the button below for an application.

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. This is available in English and Spanish Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm ET!

¿Tiene preguntas sobre la enfermedad renal? ¡Podemos ayudar!

Nuestra línea de ayuda de información NKF Cares, ofrece apoyo a las personas afectadas por enfermedades renales, donación o trasplante de órganos. Está diseñado solo para pacientes, familiares y sus cuidadores. Hable con un especialista que responderá sus preguntas y escuchará sus inquietudes. Esto está disponible en inglés y español de lunes a viernes de 9am a 7pm, hora del este.

Follow us on Social Media @nkfpanj!

Get Involved with NKF

President Joe Biden and his team signing the OTPN Act alongside NKF's CEO Kevin Logino

The Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

The Securing U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act was signed into law! This Act aims to improve the transplant system in the United States. It focuses on promoting innovation, transparency, and accountability to enhance equity and access to transplantation for all Americans. The Act also seeks to modernize donor-recipient matching technology, create an efficient system for maximum organ transplantation, and save lives by strengthening governance, data collection, reporting, and patient decision-making. It addresses disparities in kidney transplantation, particularly in communities of color, where patients often face longer wait times and reduced access to transplant options due to various barriers, including awareness and distrust in the medical system.

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 E-Sports — the fundraising possibilities are endless. 


For questions, contact our Development Manager, Jeana Hoffman, at jeana.hoffman@kidney.org 


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! 


Donate to Fight Against Kidney Disease

You can play a part in supporting kidney patients to lead happy and healthy lives.

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What’s your story?

We want to hear about your unique experience with a kidney transplant, living donation, or kidney disease. Your story may be the one that gives someone hope.

Abe and Judy

PA/NJ’s Featured Kidney Story

When Judy’s husband, Abe, needed a kidney donor. Judy quickly started the search for a kidney donor. She turned to social media and NKF to look for help for her husband. Judy’s search for a donor was successful and now she is a devoted Kidney Advocate for NKF and supports other members of the Kidney Community.

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Help support the National Kidney Foundation with your company. Your team can participate in many different ways, such as supporting a kidney walk, participating in professional programs, or organizing a workplace giving campaign. Click the link above for more information.

Volunteer Shirt

Your skills and interests can help build healthier communities, spread the word, and create real change.

Car on tow truck for donation

Donate your old car, boat or tractor to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Call 800.488.2277 or click the link to start.

Local Office

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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.923.8611
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Fax: 215.923.2199

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