NKF Serving Northern Ohio

Kidney Walk

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. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk below.

Join us on June 2, 2019 Registration is now open! Click Here to Register
Volunteers needed
Learn more about Partnership Opportunities here.

Akron Children's WINT Radio Sandridge Scene Nuevo Tito's

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

Save the date for Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Firestone Country Club. You can register your foursome today by clicking here. If you are interested in joining the 2019 Golf Classic planning committee, please contact: Katie Dager at 440-985-0114.

Volunteers needed

Liberty Ford Tito's Vodka Petros Development Morgan Stanley JW Didado PricewaterhouseCoopers Thompson Electric Utilities Construction Welty

Patient Symposium

Patient Symposium Lockup

Patient Symposium is an annual event designed to educate, empower, and engage kidney patients and caregivers. Save the date for October 6, 2019 for next year's event at the Crowne Plaza in Independence. Formal invitations and announcement to follow.

Dining with the Stars

Dining with the Stars

The 5th Annual Dining with the Stars will be on November 7, 2019 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. University Hospitals Transplant Institute is the Corporate Honoree.  To vote on the Volunteer and Healthcare Recipients, please vote here:
  Healthcare Leadership Award
Tedd Wiley Outstanding Volunteer Award

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.

This free 4-hour workshop will teach kidney patients, families, and friends how to:

  • Find a living kidney donor
  • Educate family and friends about living donor kidney transplant
  • Tell your story through social media outlets and other channels

A workshop for those who are on the UH Transplant List will be held on October 20, 2019.
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Renal Rounds

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

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World Kidney Day

NKF logo beside the logo for Akron Children's Hospital

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

  • June 22, 2019- Screening at Bedford Heights Family Fun Day. Volunteer signup
  • September 29, 2019 – Screening at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain. Volunteer signup available: www.volunteersignup.org/TQAKF
  • 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

    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.

    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 Anna Tzinis or call (440) 241-6780.

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    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