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KIDNEY EQUITY FOR ALL™ Takes Center Stage as Organization Highlights Work to Combat Disparities

(Feb. 29, 2024, New York, NY) — As March approaches, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is gearing up to observe National Kidney Month, a crucial time dedicated to raising awareness about kidney health and chronic kidney disease (CKD)....

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...

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...

June 6, 2022, New York – A new study published today in the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) warns that ultra-processed foods (UPF) and drinks are linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

“Association Between Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Risk...

Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on Media Reports of USPSTF Considering Kidney Disease Screening 

May 24, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is encouraged by reports the United States Preventative Services...

Potentially game changing impact investment program aimed at fundamentally disrupting the fight against kidney disease

April 11, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) today, announced the launch of the NKF Innovation Fund, a new impact investment program aimed at fundamentally disrupting the fight against kidney disease.

“The kidney health landscape is...

March 31, 2022, New York, NY — Researchers will present at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings the results of a clinical trial of a new therapy that gives hope to people with a specific genetic mutation that can cause kidney damage. 

APOL1-mediated kidney disease (AMKD) is a serious disease caused by mutations in the APOL1 gene that lead to damage in certain...