NKF Serving Northern Ohio

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

Join over 100 golfers at the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic on Tuesday, July 28, 2020! Be sure to check back for information about our 2020 Golf Tournament.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Patient Symposium

Patient Symposium Lockup

Join over 200 kidney patients and medical professionals on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at our 6th Annual Patient Symposium. Patient Symposium is an annual event designed to educate, empower, and engage kidney patients and caregivers. Be sure to check back for more information and details about our Patient Symposium 2020!

Thank you to our Patient Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rupesh Raina

Dining with the Stars

Dining with the Stars

The 6th Annual Dining with the Stars will be on November 5, 2020 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven! We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening of games, signature cocktails, and dishes by top Cleveland restaurants! Be sure to check back for more information and details about our Dining with the Stars event in 2020!

The Big Ask, The Big Give

Do you need a kidney transplant? Or do you have a family member or friend who needs a kidney? This workshop is for you! While it can be overwhelming to ask someone to consider donation, we can help. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the best, most effective strategies and tips for finding a living donor. Find out more information on living donation and kidney transplant. Learn More

Renal Rounds

If you are interested in doing Professional Medical Education seminars with the NKF, please contact Anna Tzinis, Executive Director of NKF.

World Kidney Day

NKF logo beside the logo for Akron Children's Hospital

World Kidney Day is Thursday, March 12, 2020! If you would like to partner in pediatric awareness with the National Kidney Foundation, please contact Anna.Tzinis@kidney.org, Executive Director of NKF.

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. Click here for more information.

Please contact Anna Tzinis at 440.241.6780 for more information. Click here for an informational flyer about KEEP Healthy screenings.

Upcoming Events

  • May 16, 2020 Youngstown, KEEP Healthy Screening - Volunteer signup
  • June 27, 2020 Bedford Heights Family Fun Day KEEP Healthy Screening - Volunteer signup
  • Your Kidneys & You

    Most people don't know anything about their kidneys and how important they are to their health, including the 37 million people who have kidney disease. If caught early, kidney disease can be slowed or even stopped. The NKF offers a free presentation call Your Kidneys & You to educate the community on how the kidneys function, early detection, testing, and prevention.

    The NKF offers "Your Kidneys & You" awareness and education presentations to any group of individuals interested in learning more about kidney disease. The presentation covers risk factors, what kidney disease means, the importance of early detection, and treatment strategies. If your group or organization would be interested in having a "Your Kidneys & You" presentation or receiving more information, please contact Leah Adams or call 440.465.0245.

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    Kidney Cars Car Donation

    Kidney Cars Car Donation

    Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.

    Please contact Anna Tzinis at 440.241.6780 for more information.

    Junior Board

    Junior Board Lockup

    NKF Serving Northern Ohio is currently accepting applications for its Junior Board! If you or someone you know is interested, please complete an application and return it to Katie Dager

    Additional Patient and Professional Services

    New Patient Packets - New Patient Information Packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by the us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families abut kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide.

    Living Donor Information Packets are made available to anyone who is potentially interested in being a living kidney donor. The packets provide information about the evaluation process for potential donors, the benefits and risk of donation, and where you can find additional information and support. If you're interested in being a living donor and would like information about kidney donation, please contact Marsheen Campbell or call (614) 882-6184 ext. 853.

    Educational Literature & Materials – The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, family supporters, professionals and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature here: NKF Store.

    Professional CME/CE Activities – The National Kidney Foundation has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and offers a variety of CME/CE activities with an inter-professional team approach. Click here for more information: CME/CE Activities

    Organ & Tissue Donation – Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries. Click here to go to Donate Life Ohio for more information and to register to become a life-saving organ donor: Donate Life Ohio