NKF Serving Ohio

Donation of Household Items

If you would like to schedule a pickup of small household items, please contact National Kidney Services at 614-351-2900 or visit their website nkspickup.com

Ohio State - Office Locations
Northern Ohio Office:
PO BOX 40544 | 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.


Participants sitting at tables listening to a presentation

2024 Patient Symposium

Thank you to the 148 patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals that attended our 2024 Patient Symposium and Breaking Barriers Forum this year. This program wouldn’t have been possible without our support from our 24 sponsors, vendors and donors. We look forward to having you in 2025! Stay tuned for details on next year’s program later on in 2024.


If you didn't have a chance to attend or would like to re-watch a session, we have provided the link below to the virtual symposium landing page.



Two walk participants hugging at walk event
Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Cleveland Kidney Walk


Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio


Join us on Sunday, June 9th at the Great Lakes Science Center for the 2024 Cleveland Kidney Walk! Kidney Walk is the NKF’s largest awareness campaign, and this year we will be taking on the city streets of Cleveland to raise awareness and funds for the NKF’s work in Northern Ohio and beyond. Bring your friends, family, coworkers, and pets, while we celebrate our kidney patients!


For more information, please contact Maddi Snyder

Golf participant hitting golf ball at golf event
Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

NKF Golf Classic

Registration Opens - 11::00am

Shotgun Starts - 1:30pm

Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio


 Join us for the nation’s Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Each year, thousands of golfers from across the country participate in 30 events across the U.S. for the exciting competition and the chance to earn an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach – while supporting the NKF and our mission. 


For more event or sponsorship information, please contact, Maddi Snyder


Library Conversations Flyer

NKF Central Ohio Library Conversations

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024

Join us for a support group centered around empowerment through education.

August 6th, 2024 at 7:00pm

New Albany Branch Library

200 Market St.

New Albany, OH 43054

Upcoming meetings: Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm

                                       Whetstone Branch Library

                                       3909 N. High St.

                                       Columbus, OH 43214


If you're interested in taking part in this program and would like to be reminded of upcoming dates or updates, please click on the link below.

Four people standing in a line at the local gala

Gift of Life Gala

Tuesday, August 27th, 2024


The Grand Event Center, Grandview Heights, Ohio


Gift of Life Gala is NKF of Central Ohio’s annual social event, with 150 medical professionals, business leaders, and members of the kidney community working to end kidney disease. Join us for an evening of music, networking, and celebration as we recognize the amazing work being done in Central Ohio.


For more event, ticket or sponsorship information, please contact Megan Haggerty

Three walkers standing holding a Lap Lead sign

Central Ohio Kidney Walk

Sunday, September 29th, 2024


Lower.com Field, Columbus, Ohio


The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 70 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Join the 550 Central Ohio residents in their walk to raise money for the kidney community.


For more event information, please contact Megan Haggerty


Kidney Conversations Flyer

Kidney Conversations

Tuesday, July 30th, 6:00pm

Join NKF Southwest Ohio for Kidney Conversations: a place for support and empowerment through information on kidney health.

Hear from patients, local advocates, and medical professionals on different topics surrounding kidney health.


Corryville Branch Library

2902 Short Vine St.

Cincinnati, OH 45219


For more information, please contact Jaime Brown.



Willow Run Golf Course

NKF Golf Classic

August 5th, 2024

Shotgun starts at 9am

TPC River's Bend, Maineville, OH


We invite you to support our charity golf event, Cincinnati's NKF Golf Classic at TPC River's Bend on August 5th, 2024. Shotgun start at 9AM. 


The top finishing teams in both the Gross and Handicap Index Divisions from every local National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic are invited to compete in the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts  January 2025 (additional fees required).


For more event 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

Upcoming Events