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~ Collaboration aims to improve kidney transplantation and enhance health equity ~

(New York, NY (November 16, 2023) – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce its latest investment through the NKF Innovation Fund. ZeitLife™ Transplant Innovations, Inc., is a global medical device company specializing in advancing technologies to modernize kidney preservation and logistics.

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A joint statement from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology 

August 24, 2021 - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) congratulate the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases for submitting its final report for publication. 

On behalf of the leadership of NKF and ASN, we are excited...

Animated Video Series and Heat Maps are Visual Guides for What You Need to Know about CKD

(October 10, 2022, New York, NY) ­­– The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a new animated video series aimed at educating people on their chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk. “Kidney...

~Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on the passing of Nietlje Gedney~

New York, NY (September 22, 2023) – The Kidney Community lost a lioness yesterday with the passing of Nieltje Gedney, Executive Director of Home Dialyzers United.  Nietlje was a tireless advocate for home dialysis, working to educate patients, professionals, and lawmakers about the importance of giving people facing kidney failure more treatment...

Healthy.io, Platinum Recording Artist Freeway Join with NKF to Advance Kidney Health Equity at Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Leadership Conference

 

(September 19, 2023, Washington, DC) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and in recognition of the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Black/African American populations, Latino/...

There's a reason why subscription meal boxes are so popular right now. They're easy, foolproof ways to get a meal on the plate without much planning. However, they can get quite pricy and may not align with a kidney disease diet. So, skip the subscription and make mealtime easier by preparing your food ahead of time.

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You may have heard the term "self-care,” but what does it mean and how do you practice it? Self-care is simply taking time to focus on your mental and physical health. Some may prefer going to the spa or on vacation, while others may want to talk to loved ones or go to therapy. Whatever self-care looks like to you, here are eight ideas to get you started.

1. Make sure you're sleeping well

Many people with kidney disease experience some...

Exercise is a great way to strengthen your body and bones but always check with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any exercise program.

Almost everyone with kidney disease has some mineral or bone disorder that worsens as kidney function declines1. This may sound alarming but there are ways to keep your body and bones strong! Brittany Glazer, a clinical exercise physiologist at the University of Delaware...

New data estimates that 50% of people with kidney disease will face financial hardships that create challenges when accessing care. Some may need to leave or take time off from their jobs, struggle to pay for medications, or not know how to apply for or maintain health insurance...