NKF Serving Northern Ohio

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.

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

Thank You Sponsors!

AKI Centers for Dialysis Care CareDx Horizon UH Transplant Institute Relypsa Fresenius Kidney Care

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! We are excited to announce our Honorees: Corporate Honoree- University Hospitals Transplant Institute; Healthcare Leadership Award- Dr. Shefali Mahesh, Akron Children’s Hospital; Tedd Wiley Outstanding Volunteer- Ron Deka, The Illuminating Company. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening of games, signature cocktails, and dishes by top Cleveland restaurants!

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Thank You to our Event Co-Chairs: Dr. Titte Srinivas & Dr. Aparna Padiyar, University Hospitals Transplant Institute

Thank You Sponsors!

University Hospitals The Illuminating Company Horizon Pharma CareDx Akron Children’s Hospital JW Didado Astra Zeneca Fresenius Kidney Care Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Tito’s Handmade Vodka Platform Beer RedHead Winery WINT Integrity Radio

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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Kidney Walk

Thank you to everyone that helped make the 2019 Kidney Walk a success! Our 1,600 walkers raised more than $165,000 for local kidney programs and patients! Be sure to check back for information about our 2020 Walk.

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

Thank you to the 116 golfers that attended the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic on July 23rd! Congratulations to our Top Team: Utilities Construction, Ty Pell & Associates, The Illuminating Company 2, Liberty Ford 1, Konica Minolta 3, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka 1! We look forward to seeing you all for our next tournament in July 2020.

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