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What is Fabry Disease?

Fabry disease is a rare disorder that happens when the body lacks an important enzyme called alpha-galactosidase A (alpha GAL). This enzyme breaks down certain fats so they can be removed from cells and passed out of the body or be recycled for other functions. When alpha GAL is missing or present in low amounts, fat builds up in cells of the blood vessels and tissues of the kidneys, heart, skin and brain. Over time,...

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...

September 24, 2020, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, has renewed its sponsorship of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, which to date has raised more than $100 million to promote kidney health and improve the lives of the 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease. ...

~ Collaboration aims to revolutionize kidney transplantation outcomes by liberating patients from immunosuppressive medications. ~

 

(New York, NY, January 30, 2024) – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today its latest strategic investment through its NKF Innovation Fund. The fund will support ImmunoFree, a pioneering biomedical...

Largest Compilation of Kidney Data Ever Collected is Analyzed and Presented at Joint Scientific Workshop   Silver Spring, MD—March 16, 2018—Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded a scientific workshop collaboration to review the results of a major, multi-year meta-analysis examining the largest compilation of data ever collected on...

It’s important to stay up-to-date with your vaccinations, especially if you have kidney disease, kidney failure, or a transplant.  There are several vaccines that you need.  One important vaccine that you may not know about is the vaccine for pneumococcal disease.   

What is pneumococcal disease?

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by...

The possibility of inheriting a genetic disease can cast a shadow on anyone's life, yet the Smith family never let the prospect get them down. Charlotte Smith takes after her family–always living life to the fullest despite her chances of inheriting an eventual diagnosis of...

New York, NY (July 1, 2022) – The following is a statement from Kevin Longino, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant recipient, on the House Appropriations Committee’s FY 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

“The National Kidney Foundation applauds the House Appropriations committee for its dedication to fighting kidney...