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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...

(April 22, 2024, New York, NY) — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) proudly announces that Nephrologist and Professor of Medicine Martin Pollak, MD, is the 2024 recipient of the prestigious David M. Hume Memorial Award. Each year, the NKF meticulously evaluates specialists in nephrology, selecting those who exemplify the...

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...

Advocates United for Kidney Health on Capitol Hill at NKF’s 11th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Voices for Kidney Health Advocates Joined Forces to Enhance Kidney Wellness for Millions

(Washington, D.C., February 28, 2024) — The National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) 11th Annual Kidney Patient...

Organizations to spread awareness about kidney equity as Black Americans are 4 times more likely to develop kidney failure

(March 14, 2024, NEW YORK, NY) – Black Health Matters (BHM)– a leading nonprofit health advocacy organization that provides health and wellness information that is rooted in medical expertise to the Black community –...

When we first set out to recruit patients into our newly launched patient registry a year ago, the task seemed impossible. Would patients recognize the value of sharing their health data to help advance kidney disease treatments? Would the database reach the necessary mass required for researchers to make meaningful advances? Now, on the first anniversary of the launch, we know the answer to these questions is "Yes."

Our path is clear...

According to research published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, people with kidney disease who consume more plant protein have a lower risk of death. Even a 33% increase in the ratio of plant protein to total protein has...

With every new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. But with a whole year ahead and so many resolutions to choose from, it can be hard to pick and harder to follow through. Here are four ideas to help kidney patients start the new year on the right foot.

1. Going to appointments

Patients with kidney disease must keep their doctor’s appointments. Unfortunately, forgetting about your doctor’s appointment or lack of...

In this episode of Hot Topics in Kidney Health, Dr. Katherine Tuttle, Executive Director for Research at Providence Health Care, and Jane DeMeis, kidney patient and advocate, discuss a promising new drug that was initially developed to help patients maintain blood sugar levels and are now being used as in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Diabetes and kidney disease

Diabetes is a condition in which the body has trouble...