NKF Serving Northern California


NKF is working hard to keep you up to date on the COVID-19 outbreak. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions and stay informed about the latest coronavirus developments.

Facebook Live sessions:
NKF is hosting weekly FB live sessions with experts answering questions about Covid-19. Missed them? Catch them here!
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NKF and CareDx Patient Panel
Catch the video of Dr. Vineeta Kumar, Transplant Nephrologist at UAB Medical Center and our transplant panel as they share experiences, best practices, and ideas for living in the new COVID-19 world.

Advocacy in Action Blog:
Follow NKF’s "Advocacy in Action" blog to hear from our CEO and transplant recipient, Kevin Longino, and see the latest news about kidney policy and our advocacy activities.

Local resource pages:
Need some help finding resources in your area? This page includes information and resources to help people stay safe, connected, and informed.

2020 Bay Area Kidney Walks

Walk the Kidney Walk!

To keep everyone safe, the Bay Area 2020 Kidney Walks have been moved to the fall. Follow the link to get updates and register your team!

East Bay Kidney Walk – Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
Silicon Valley Kidney Walk – Almaden Lake Park, San Jose
San Francisco Kidney Walk – Downtown San Francisco

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.

Medical Symposium

Join us for the 52nd Annual NKF Medical Symposium: a well-established and valued tradition in the Bay Area nephrology community. This day-long CME certified program provides up-to-date scientific information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in order to improve the care of individuals with CKD.

Save the Date – Friday, November 20th, 2020

Save the Date for the 32nd Annual Authors Luncheon

Saturday, December 5, 2020
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

The National Kidney Foundation's 32nd Annual Authors Luncheon event is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area. The Authors Luncheon welcomes nearly 1,000 guests annually from San Francisco's leading social, corporate, medical, and literary circles to celebrate a group of renowned, bestselling authors and their captivating stories. Attendees have the opportunity to meet each author during book signing sessions.

Special thanks to our Literary Partner Book Passage - the Bay Area's Liveliest Bookstore!

2019 Featured Authors: Pam Jenoff l Adam Mansbach l Gianna Marino l Tiffany Shlain l Julia Flynn Siler l Stone Edge Farm with John McReynolds l Monique Truong

The Big Ask: The Big Give

The Big Ask, The Big Give

A conversation can save a life. Whether you need a kidney or are considering a living donation, let us help you start the conversation. Click here for more information.

Living donation makes better lives possible but it takes courage to ask others for help. Learn more.

Toll free helpline

Kidney disease or transplant can be scary. Speak with a specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Patient-to-patient support program

Speak with a peer mentor who shares your experiences with dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation.