NKF Serving Greater New York

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Black Kidney Health Matters

33% of American adults are at risk for kidney disease (yes, one in three people), and if you are Black or African American, you are more than 3 times as likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans. This is largely driven by economic, structural, and social determinants of health that have unfairly impacted Black Americans, and as a result, Black populations have much higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease… all of which increases the risk for kidney disease. In addition, the way in which kidney disease was traditionally diagnosed underestimated the presence and/or severity of disease in Black or African American people delaying important interventions to preserve kidney function.

Take control of your kidney health in three simple ways to STOP or delay kidney failure.

Upcoming Events in New York

Attend Virtual or In-Person Events Near You

What Black New Yorkers Need To Know About Kidney Health

March 15, 2023 3:00pm Virtually


Managing Hyperkalemia & CKD-Associated Pruritus
March 15, 2023 6:30pm in NYC


United Airlines NYC Half
March 19, 2023 in NYC


3 City Ultimate Cook-Off: Cooking With Konfidence
March 23, 2023 1:00pm Virtually


Diabetes and Kidney Disease
March 28, 2023 12:00pm Virtually


Introduction to Lupus & Lupus Nephritis
March 29, 2023 7:00pm Virtually


Cocktail and Honors Reception (Gala)
March 30, 2023 at Chelsea Factory, NYC


Finding a Living Donor
April 12, 2023 at 10:00am Virtually


Long Island Kidney Walk
May 21, 2023 in Belmont Lake State Park


TCS NYC Marathon
November 5, 2023 in NYC


NYC Kidney Walk
November 12, 2023 at Foley Square, NYC

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.

Eating Right for Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking

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.

Pasta With Pesto Recipe

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins

Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Preferences: Vegetarian



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
  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.

Tips & Tricks

Want tips for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning? Check out our Low Salt Flavor Enhancers page.


We also have book of recipes available! Download a Family Recipe Book for Kidney Patients.

Local Office

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