NKF Serving Greater New York

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Our Mission

Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation serving Greater New York is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change. Make a gift today to support our efforts.

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Upcoming Kidney Walks

NYC Kidney Walk

November 13, 2022 in Foley Square


Long Island Kidney Walk

October 23, 2022 in Belmont Lake State Park

"Assembly Passes NYS Living Donor Support Act" with group of assembly members

Living Donor Support Act

On May 17th, NKF spent the day with transplant champions, such as living kidney donors Elaine Perlman, Kim Constantinesco, Malka Stroh, and Michael Lollo, the Executive Director of National Kidney Donation Organization, as well as advocates Sharyn Kreitzer of DOVE Transplant - Living Kidney Donation for Veterans and Scott Wohl of LiveOnNY. Thanks to Josh Morrison of Save Lives Now New York and Perry Ochacher of Willett Public Affairs.

Today, we are proud to share that the Living Donor Support Act was passed on June 1st by both the New York State Senate and the House unanimously. Now, the legislation is heading to the desk of Governor Kathy Hochul. It is estimated that this bill will save over 100 people each year!

“New York faces an organ shortage for transplants. We should support and protect those who choose to be a living donor by making sure they are covered for health care costs and lost wages,” said Assembly Member Richard Gottfried. “I’m delighted this life saving bill has passed both houses. I thank the organ donation advocates, Honorable Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie, and Senate Sponsor Hon. Gustavo Rivera, for their efforts moving this forward, and urge Governor Hochul to sign the bill into law.”

nine artworks in a grid by Marcus Suarez

Local Artist Celebrates Kidney Transplant By Giving Back

Marcus Suarez is a legendary artist known for his eclectic paintings and murals. In the 90s, his unique style catapulted him into the spotlight, allowing him to work for some of the biggest stars like Prince, Pamela Anderson, and Steven Spielberg. He is generously releasing a series of 14 portrait paintings, as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), with a portion of the proceeds going to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

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.

Professional Education

Designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes, PERC offers activities courses, events and other engaging content on an array of carefully selected topics given by renowned faculty.

Patient Support

To keep kidney patients, caregivers, and medical professionals up to date with crucial information regarding COVID-19 we've included links to our most recent webinars for your viewing pleasure.

Honorees Dr. Kenar Jhaveri and Peter Naylor

2022 NKF NY Gala

The 2022 NKF NY Gala was a tremendous success! Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and community members, we were able to raise more than $455,000 to support individuals impacted by kidney disease in the Greater New York City area! Congratulations to our deserving honorees, Dr. Kenar Jhaveri, recipient of the Excellence in Care Award, and Peter Naylor, recipient of the Chuck Fruit Award of Excellence. Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures of this impactful event!

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Local Office

30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.889.2210
Toll Free: 800.622.9010
Fax: 212.686.8916

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