NKF Serving the Carolinas

Proudly serving North Carolina and South Carolina!

We are revolutionizing the fight to save lives by eliminating preventable kidney disease, accelerating innovation for the dignity of the patient experience, and dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation.

Our Upcoming Events

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First Steps to Transplant Webinar

March 19, 2024: 5:00-7:30pm

Learn how to start the transplant process. Find out what to expect throughout your transplant journey. Hear kidney recipients and living donors share their personal story.

 

Contact Lilian Jarvinen at lilian.jarvinen@kidney.org or 803.799.3870 x633

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Los Primeros Pasos Hacia El Trasplante

03/26/2024 6:30-8:30pm ET

Aprenda cómo se inicia el proceso de trasplante. Averigüe qué esperar durante todo el proceso del trasplante. Escuche a receptores de riñón y donates vivos compartir sus historias personales.

Preguntas? Llama Melissa Rubio 212.889.2210 EXT 626 o melissa.rubio@kidney.org

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2024 Raleigh/Durham Honors Reception

Thursday March 28, 2024, 6pm-8pm

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Raleigh Honors Reception at The North Carolina Museum of Art! The benefit honors members of the local medical and business community who have been outstanding in the promotion of kidney health and the fight against kidney disease.

  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Registration: Tickets and sponsorship information are available here.
  • Dress code: Cocktail or business casual

For more information, please contact Nicole Conti 

Willow Run Golf Course

2024 NKF Carolinas Golf Classic Pinehurst

June 2-3, 2024

We are so eager to be hosting our next golf tournament at Pinehurst Golf Resort in Pinehurst, NC, the home of the 2024 U.S. Open! Join us on June 2 and 3, 2024, and put together a team of your regular foursome or entertain clients and get ready to play for an invite to National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts! Your team can play in either the Handicap Index Division or the Gross Division, providing you and your guests with a competitive yet social day of golf whether you are a low handicapper or new to the game.

Location: Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Pinehurst, NC 28374

Registration: More Soon!

For more information, please contact Nicole Conti

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2024 NKF Carolinas Golf Classic Hilton Head Island, SC

Sep 28-Oct 1, 2024

Join us on Sep 28 through Oct 1, 2024, and put together a team of your regular foursome or entertain clients and get ready to play for an invite to National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts! Your team can play in either the Handicap Index Division or the Gross Division. Golfers are encouraged to stay at the Harbour Town Inn, and the tournament will take place at the Atlantic Dunes course within Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. A reception at the resort will take place following the tournament.

Location: Sea Pines, Atlantic Dunes Course 

Registration: More Soon!

For more information, please contact Nicole Conti

Our Previous Events

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2023 Charlotte Kidney Walk

Saturday, October 28, 2023

NKF Serving the Carolinas and our incredible local kidney community gathered on Saturday, October 28th for the annual Charlotte NKF Kidney Walk. Held at The Mint Museum Randolph, the Kidney Walk is a signature fundraising event that unites and empowers all people affected by kidney disease and amplifies awareness of this devastating chronic illness. 

Together, we have raised over $110,000! The donation site is still active! Go to kidneywalk.org/charlotte and make your tax-deductible donation today. Every little bit helps!

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2023 Charleston Kidney Walk

Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • NKF Serving the Carolinas and our incredible local kidney community gathered on Saturday, October 14th for the annual NKF Kidney Walk. Held at James Island County Park, the Kidney Walk is a signature fundraising event that unites and empowers all people affected by kidney disease and amplifies awareness of this devastating chronic illness. 

Together, we have raised over $53,000! Our donation site is still active! Go to kidneywalk.org/charleston and make your tax-deductible donation today. Every little bit helps!

Our Programs

Transplant Education Programs

Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation. These free programs are available in-person and virtually in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Scheduled events are in the Upcoming Events section.

Questions? Contact Us!

NKF Learning Center

The NKF Kidney Learning Center is designed for patients to better understand and care for kidney disease. Here you will find educational activities on an array of carefully selected topics by well-known health experts on the subject. These courses include self-paced videos that can be watched on your own time. 

Becoming a Living Donor

Potential living donors and their families will learn about what to expect during the evaluation process, surgery, financial considerations, and hear previous living donors share their stories.

First Steps to Transplant

Patients and families will learn about how to connect with a transplant center, the different types of transplants, what to expect during the evaluation process, and hear personal stories from kidney patients who have received a transplant.

Finding a Living Donor

Patients and families will receive education, tools and tips to help them write and share their story to find a living kidney donor. You'll also hear kidney patients who received a living donor transplant and living donors share their stories.

After Transplant

Patients and families will learn about what to expect after transplant and how to live well with a new kidney. Topics include information about medications, caring for your physical and emotional health, nutrition and when to reach out to your transplant team for help. You'll also hear transplant recipients share their stories.

Community Outreach

Your Kidneys and You Program

  • Want to host an event in person or online about kidney health to your church or organization for wellness week? We can help! NKF Carolinas team can present a Your Kidneys and You Program and partner with one of our local nephrologists to explain the basics of kidney health and kidney disease!
  • NC Contact: melissa.rubio@kidney.org
  • SC Contact: lilian.jarvinen@kidney.org
  • This Program is available in North and South Carolina

NKF/UNC Kidney Health Mobile Screening Program

  • Are you a community group? Do you have an upcoming health event in your area? Reach out to us to have a mobile screening unit at your next event! We are currently testing ACR and targeting high-risk populations. Please let us know as soon as you have your date as we book quickly!
  • Questions? Contact Us! Melissa Rubio
  • This program is only available in North Carolina.

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.  
  • 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.
  • Toll–free 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273)  nkfcares@kidney.org

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.

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!

Ways to Support

Donate

To send a paper check to either the Raleigh, NC or Columbia, SC office, please use these addresses: 

  • North Carolina PO Box: 7413 Six Forks Rd., #255 Raleigh, NC 27615
  • South Carolina PO Box: 701 Gervais Street, Suite 150, Box 195, Columbia, SC 29201

For general online to NKF Serving the Carolinas or memorial donation, Please visit the link below. 

Advocate

Are you interesting 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. Join us to advocate for the Living Donor Protection Act in North and South Carolina! 32 other states across the country have approved this bill for kidney donors.

Kidney Cars

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

  • Start in 1 Minute - 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 Shop

Do you have clothes, furniture, household items to donate to a good cause? Our thrift partners can take them, and proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation.

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We're on Social Media!

Stay connected with our office on social media! We love engaging with our kidney community. Follow the below pages for more information about upcoming events, programs, and helpful tips/information to help you live your healthiest life for your kidneys!

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North Carolina Office

7413 Six Forks Rd. #255

Raleigh, NC 27615

Email: nkfnc@kidney.org

Phone: 704.519.0020

Fax: 980.819.8682

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South Carolina Office

701 Gervais Street, Suite 150

PO Box 195

Columbia, SC 29201

Email: nkfsc@kidney.org

Phone: 803.799.3870

Transplant Education Programs

Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation. These free programs are available in-person and virtually in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Scheduled events are in the Upcoming Events section.

Questions? Contact Us!

NKF Learning Center

The NKF Kidney Learning Center is designed for patients to better understand and care for kidney disease. Here you will find educational activities on an array of carefully selected topics by well-known health experts on the subject. These courses include self-paced videos that can be watched on your own time. 

Local Office

7413 Six Forks Rd., #255
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 704.519.0020
Fax: 980.819.8682

Upcoming Events

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