NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada

Patient Programs & Resources

The Big Ask: The Big Give

The Big Ask: The Big Give

Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation

Our The Big Ask: The Big Give, First Steps to Transplant webinar is an interactive educational program which provides information on deceased donation, living donation, paired donation and how to get on the waiting list.

Upcoming Events:
The Big Ask: The Big Give - Presented virtually in Spanish on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM (PDT) in partnership with UC Irvine Health & Transplant Center.
Register today!
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Próximos eventos:
La Pregunta Mas Grande: El Gran Regalo (The Big Ask: The Big Give) - Primeros Pasos Hacia El Trasplante (Presentación virtual, internet)
29 de junio de 2022, 10:00 AM (PDT) en asociación con UC Irvine Health & Transplant Center. Regístrese hoy
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Medical Professional Programs

Renal Roundtable Lecture Series - Professional Education

Renal Roundtables

Our Renal Roundtables held throughout the year provide medical professionals with a networking opportunity and compelling presentations on issues that are cutting edge and relevant to their practice.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Renal Roundtable, please contact Franco Reyna or call 818.783.8153 x542.

Upcoming Renal Roundtable Events (All events will be held virtually via Zoom and times are listed in Pacific Time)

Coming soon!

Kidney Walks

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The Southern California Kidney Walk is back to in person this year!

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Southern California Kidney Walk will be taking place in-person! We will also continue to offer a virtual option for those that prefer to participate from afar.

This year’s Southern California Kidney Walk brings together our Los Angeles and Orange County Walks to one location at Marina Green Park in Long Beach.

Register today for the Oct. 30 Kidney Walk for an event you won’t forget. The walk begins right on the water at the Marina, continuing through the picturesque Shoreline Village.

Start your Southern CA Walk team today!

Las Vegas Kidney Walk

More information coming soon!

For more information about the Kidney Walk or to learn how to become a sponsor, please email Joe Grubbs or call 818.783.8153 ext. 543.

Virtual Kidney Patient Summit

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On March 2, advocates from across the country met with 234 Members of Congress and their staff to share the importance of protecting living organ donors, increasing support for kidney research and programs, increasing access to home dialysis and addressing health disparities that exist around kidney disease. 

We would like to thank Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) for their immediate support following the Summit. They join the 21 other Congress members on the West Coast co-sponsoring the Living Donor Protection Act and Home Dialysis bill.

Local Support Group

As a resource, we recommend the Saddleback Church Kidney Disease Support Group. Due to Covid-19, the group now meets virtually on the second Saturday of the month and the fourth Monday of the month.

For more information, please contact Helen Mills, Support Group Leader, at sparkymiss@cox.net or 949.412.3210

Join the NKF Ambassador Program!

Volunteers are an integral part of the NKF team. Without them we would be unable to reach the 73 million Americans at risk for kidney disease and the health professionals who care for them. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge of the community to: enhance the programs and services to our constituents; facilitate the achievement of our goals; and educate the public about our organization and its mission. Volunteers are a valuable human resource warranting appropriate orientation, training, opportunities for personal and professional growth and ongoing recognition. We value the collaboration of volunteers and encourage their input in planning and development.

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Your Kidneys and You (YKY) & KEEP Healthy

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.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

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Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Southern California and Nevada! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).