NKF Serving Ohio

Ohio State - Office Locations
Northern Ohio Office:
PO BOX 40555 | Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440.465.0245
Central Ohio Office:
1491 Polaris Pkway; Box 268 Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614.882.6184
Cincinnati Office:
9674 Colerain Ave #297 Cincinnati, OH 45251
Phone: 513.961.8105


PEDIATRIC The Big Ask: The Big Give, First Steps to Transplant

If you were unable to join us for our recent BABG Pediatric hybrid program, please see this video. In this program, pediatric patients and families will learn about how to connect with a transplant center, the different types of transplants, and what to expect during the evaluation process and hear personal stories from kidney patients who have received a kidney transplant.


Help provide patients in Ohio with care packages to brighten their spirits and make the long-hours of treatment a little more bearable.  Sponsorship levels and personal donation opportunities are available.

Please select one of the Ohio links below for more information or to make a donation.


Northern Ohio







2024 Patient Symposium

We hope that you'll be able to join us for our upcoming FREE program. This program will include virtual components which will be held on April 23-25, 2024 from 8:30am-9:30am via Zoom A Webinar and in-person event will also be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024  from 12:30pm-4pm at the Holiday Inn South in Independence, Ohio.


For any questions or further information, contact, Program Manager, Leah Adams440-465-0245


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Renal Roundtable with Calliditas

Join us on February 28th, 2024, for a complimentary dinner and educational opportunity. NKF is hosting a Renal Roundtable, presented by Calliditas, at Eddie Merlot's, where James A. Tumlin, MD, FNKF, will speak on 'Updates to a Novel Approach to the Treatment of IgA Nephropathy'. This is a great way to network with other healthcare professionals and learn about the work Calliditas to doing in the field of IgA Nephropathy, prior to the Kidney and Transplant Symposium!

2024 Kidney and Transplant Symposium


February 29th, 2024

This year’s Kidney & Transplant Symposium will include regional-specific topics for all disciplines, presented by faculty from across Ohio. Join us for a day of learning and networking. NKF will host a Renal Roundtable the night before, so please reach out about the complimentary dinner!


Location -  Quest Conference Center 

                    9200 Worthington Road, Suite 400,

                    Westerville, OH 43082 


For more information, please contact Hayley Fournier 


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Renal Roundtable

February 20th, 2024

NKF is hosting a Renal Roundtable educational dinner, presented by Calliditas, at Eddie Merlot's on February 20th, 2024. Jorge Larranaga, MD will speak on 'Updates to a Novel Approach to the Treatment of IgA Nephropathy'.
All professionals are invited to join NKF at 5:15pm for an hour vendor networking session, with the dinner presentation following at 6:15pm. This program is geared toward medical professionals in the MD/NP role.  This is a free program but space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Dining with the Stars

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

5:30pm - VIP

6:30pm - Main Event

Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio


Dining with the Stars is the NKF of Greater Cincinnati's annual networking event, uniting more than 250 medical professionals, Cincinnati business leaders and our kidney community in the fight to end kidney disease. Local celebrities and chefs/restaurants serve delicious small dishes while we announce the 2024 NKF Award Honorees. The event provides ample networking opportunities and offers gratitude to those who've gone above and beyond in their support of our mission.


For more event, ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Perry Hall



Additional Support

NKF Peers

  • NKF PEERS is a peer mentoring program, where kidney patients are connected via phone with trained mentors who have been there themselves. Peer mentors can share their experiences with dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you.  
  • Call toll-free 1.855.NKF.PEERS (855.653.7337) or email nkfpeers@kidney.org

NKF Cares

  • Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns
  • Call toll–free 1.855.NKF.CARES  (1.855.653.2273)  or email nkfcares@kidney.org

Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Are you looking for new kidney-friendly recipes? Regardless of which CKD stage you are in, there is a recipe for you to enjoy! Start your cooking journey now!

Kidney Pathways

Take control of your kidney health. Answer a few questions and we will provide you with information about your kidney health.

A to Z Health Guide

Alphabetical list of additional kidney topics and support.

Ohio Organ Donor Registry

Did you know that more than 106,000 Americans and 3,000 Ohioans are currently on the national waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant?  There are currently over 90,000 people in the US waiting for a kidney. To learn more about registering to be an organ donor or even a living donor, visit the Donate Life Ohio link below.

Ways to Support


To send a physical check to one of the Ohio offices, please use one of the addresses below:

  • Northern Ohio - PO BOX 40555 | Bay Village, OH 44140
  • Central Ohio - 1491 Polaris Pkway; Box 268 Columbus, OH 43240
  • Cincinnati - 9674 Colerain Ave #297 Cincinnati, OH 45251

If you would prefer to make an online donation, please visit the link below.


Are you interested in becoming an advocate? NKF is the largest, most comprehensive longstanding patient organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease in the U.S. If interested in using your voice to help advocate for kidney patients or donors, please visit the link below.

Donate Your Car

Do you have a car sitting in your driveway looking for a new home? Look no further, we have the solution for you!

  • Call 800.488.CARS (800.488.227) or select your location to start our online form.
  • Fast, Free Pickup - 24-hour pickup. All on your schedule.
  • Save on Taxes - We handle your car. You get a tax receipt.

Thrift Store

Do you have clothes, small furniture or household items that you'd like to donate to a good cause? Kidney Services can pick them up, and proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation. To schedule a pickup, find out what items are accepted or request a receipt for a previously picked up items, please visit the link below.

Local Office

P.O. Box 40544
Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440.241.6780

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