NKF Serving Iowa & Nebraska

National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day 2022
  • March is National Kidney Month and Thursday, March 10, 2022 is World Kidney Day
  • Proclamations declaring March Kidney Awareness Month have been submitted to a variety of cities and towns throughout Iowa and Nebraska as well as the State of Iowa and State of Nebraska
  • Many local landmarks and buildings will change their lighting to orange to celebrate World Kidney Day. Join us LIVE on the NKF Iowa and Nebraska Facebook page at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 10 to celebrate our Light the Night Orange event and raise awareness for the 37 million adults in the US living with kidney disease.
  • Wear orange on World Kidney Day and encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you! Share photos on social media with #GoOrangeIowa or #GoOrangeNebraska. If you don’t have social media, email your photos to Jonathan Napolitano and we will share them on our Facebook page!
  • Texas Roadhouse in West Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Falls is partnering with us again to sell paper kidneys with all proceeds coming back to the NKF Serving Iowa and Nebraska! Go the restaurants anytime between March 9 and March 22 to get your paper kidney and put it up on their wall.
Iowa Kidney Walk Presented by Iowa Kidney Physicians
  • May 1, 2022
  • We’re back in-person and we’ve moved ALL Iowa Kidney Walks to the same day! You can join us at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, or Lindsay Park in Davenport. Registration sites are below
  • If you’re not able to join us in-person, we will have a Livestream that day with walkers from all three walks joining us to celebrate virtually!
  • Register for the West Des Moines Walk: kidneywalk.org/iowa
  • Register for the Ottumwa Walk: kidneywalk.org/southeast-iowa
  • Register for the Davenport Walk: kidneywalk.org/village-of-east-davenport-stroll
Golf Classic
  • Pre-Classic Party sponsored by R&R Realty Group
    • Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • 1080 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa
    • 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Central Iowa NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic
    • September 19, 2022
    • Des Moines Golf and Country Club
    • 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa
Patient Symposium
  • October 2022
  • Details are coming!

COVID-19 Resources

People with kidney disease and transplant recipients are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. Therefore, National Kidney Foundation has dedicated an entire section of our website to resources and information for kidney patients and their loved ones.

Call toll-free at 855.NKF.CARES (855.653.2273)
email nkfcares@kidney.org

Trained specialists are just a call, click, or e-mail away if you have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect you.

Volunteer Opportunities

37 million Americans are battling with Kidney Disease. You can help by simply volunteering a few hours of your time! Join us at one of our events or in the office to help spread the word about the 1 in 3 people at risk. If you’re interested in volunteering in Iowa or Nebraska, please email Jonathan.

Kidney Korner

Leslie Day lost her Father to kidney disease the same day that her classmate, Katherine Dostart, found out that she needed a kidney. To Leslie, this was a sign from God saying "do for Katherine what you can't do for your Dad." Leslie said that she didn't think she could go on living her life knowing that she had something to save Kate's life. The two were simply classmates, and now share the gift of life. They were both actively involved in the Kidney Walk this year and continue to show their support to the NKF.

Read more of their inspiring story here

Do you have an inspiring kidney story that you want to share with us? We love to know what's going on in our kidney community! If so, please email it to Jonathan.Napolitano@kidney.org or call and share at 515.440.0402 ext. 463.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Iowa & Nebraska! 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 Iowa & Nebraska today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).