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Organ Donation Awareness PSA

Here's the full minute organ donation awareness PSA with some of our local kidney donors and recipients! Thank you to Punch for putting this together! #DonateLife

Posted by National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NKF Konica Minolta Northern Virginia Golf Classic

The 2018 NKF Konica Minolta Northern Virginia Golf Classic has been set for Friday, July 13th at The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Lansdowne, VA. Top finishers will receive an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach, and golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. To register your foursome today, follow this link. This year's tournament will be hosted by Doc Walker's ProView.

For more information, sponsorship, or an invitation to the planning committee, please contact Charlene Nieman at Charlene.Nieman@kidney.org or 202-244-7900 ext. 704.

NKF Fellows Research Forum

The Annual Fellows Research Forum will take place on June 6 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. The Forum invites graduate and post-graduate trainees in the basic and clinical sciences from the Washington, DC metro area to submit abstracts about their current work in areas relating to kidney and urologic diseases and transplantation. Of the submissions, six are chosen to make oral presentations with the others presenting their posters during the cocktail hour. The event draws attendees from all the local research institutions including Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, NIH, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Abstracts and sponsorship inquiries can be sent to Shae McKim. Sponsorship of the Fellows Forum ranges from $1,000-$5,000.

2018 National Capital Area Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The National Capital Area Kidney Walk Founded by the Ron & Joy Paul Foundation will kick off at 8:00AM on Saturday, October 13th at Freedom Plaza. This year's National Presenting Sponsor is Fresenius Medical Care.

Kidney Walks are a vital source of support as we provide real-time assistance for those in need. 80 cents of every dollar donated goes to research, patient services, professional education, public health education and community services.

To register, please visit this link. For sponsorship or any other inquiries, please contact Charlene Nieman at Charlene.Nieman@kidney.org or 202-244-7900 ext. 704.

Team Kidney Lets You Fundraise YOUR Way

Team Kidney

Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to become a part of the National Kidney Foundation’s coast-to-coast community mobilizing against kidney disease. Celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, or push yourself with a 10K — the possibilities are endless when you’re determined to raise funds and hope for the 30 million Americans battling kidney disease.

How it works:

Challenge Yourself: Run, ride, or compete in support of the National Kidney Foundation.

Honor Someone: Create a fundraising page in honor of a kidney patient, organ donor, kidney transplant recipient, or in memory of a loved one.

Celebrate Milestones: Raise funds in honor of your birthday, transplant anniversary, wedding or any other celebration! Mark the occasion with Team Kidney.

Get Creative: Create your own unique fundraising event, from bowling tournaments to auctions to ice cream socials. All creative ideas are welcome!

Sign up at goteamkidney.org

The Big Ask, The Big Give

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A conversation can save a life.

Often the hardest part for someone with kidney failure is asking a loved one or friend to become a donor. Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation. Living donation makes better lives possible.


Find out more

We would like to thank George Washington University Hospital for hosting the first-ever BABG program. Stay tuned for information on the next workshop.

Local Patient Services

Inova Transplant Center offers Kidney Transplant Education every 1st Thursday and 2nd Monday of the month at 11:00am. Please reach out to Nikki Gage at Inova at 703-776-3281 or click here to learn more.

Medstar has a kidney patient support group every 2nd Thursday of the month at Washington Hospital Center's Physicians' Office Building (Suite 215) at 6:30pm. This is open to everyone. You can be a patient at any hospital, any dialysis clinic, any stage of kidney disease, pre- or post-transplant. All are welcome. To learn more, call 202-877-3259.

GWUH Screenings: NKF/NCA and George Washington University Hospital have teamed up to give two kidney health screenings per month for DC Metro area residents. Upcoming screenings will be conducted at the Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center on May 23 and June 6. Please contact Shae McKim for more details at shae.mckim@kidney.org.

Your Kidneys & You

Public Education Program

Do you need someone to speak to your group about kidney disease? Contact us to see how we can help you.

Do you have a kidney experience you want to share? Become a volunteer presenter and help us get the word out about these important topics. More Information.

To request an event, use this form.

Donate Your Car

Kidney Cars

Every single day, the Kidney Car program receives over 100 car donations. In fact, our car donation program is one of the oldest and largest used charity car programs in the country. Kidney Cars has been in operation since 1983, and during that time over 685,000 people have donated their car, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation's vehicle donation program. Help save lives by donating today.

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. More Information

To request an event, use this form and submit to Shae McKim. To request an event from the Virginia office, please contact Megan Boyd.

Become a Volunteer!

NKF has many volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved and lend a hand. For the National Capital Area, contact Shae McKim at (202) 244-7900 ext 712.

For Virginia call (804) 288-8342 or email Megan Boyd

Register for upcoming events on our VolunteerMatch websites:
DC   |   VA

Request an Event

The National Kidney Foundation offers many different programs. We can send a speaker to present "Your Kidneys and You", host a public health screening with our KEEP Healthy program, attend your health fair, and conduct professional education programs for CME credit for your medical association, practice, or hospital.

Our programs are great for your place of employment, house of worship, community center, clinical settings, college and many others.

If you have any questions, please contact Shae McKim at (202) 244-7900 ext 712.

To request an event, use this form and submit to Shae McKim.

If you have any questions for the Virginia office, please contact Megan Boyd at (804) 288-8342 ext 723.
To request an event from the Virginia office, please contact Megan Boyd.