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Foundation Educates Public on Link between Kidney Disease, Diabetes and Heart Disease

May 19, 2022, New York, NY ­­– Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and represent a substantial public health burden.[1] To help patients at varying levels of health literacy understand the connection between...

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...

April 7, 2022, New York, NY — Health care professionals should recognize that new potassium binders can help them get their patients on kidney and heart protective blood pressure medications called Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System Inhibitors or RAASi in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) that have comorbid heart failure, according to a late-breaking...

February 7, 2022, New York, NY — Today, the latest guideline for managing diabetes in patients with kidney disease has been endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) professional workgroup charged with reviewing the “KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Led by co-chairs Drs. Amy Mottl and...

January 26, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that Imperial Headwear will join us once again as the “Official Headwear” and National Promotional Partner of the 35th Annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. Funds raised through this fun event help NKF promote optimal kidney health as well as improve the lives of the...

Staying on top of your kidney disease or kidney failure as a teen is a lot of work.  You are probably getting a lot of help with most of your medical needs from your parents and family. When your healthcare teams feels you are ready, you will enter the adult healthcare system. Most often, this happens around age 18. In the years leading up to that, you will need to learn skills such as filling out forms, keeping track of medications, and...

How many kidneys do I have?

Most people have two kidneys. Kidneys are inside the body. They are about the size of your fist.

Where are your kidneys?

Kidneys are in your lower back.

What do kidneys do?

Kidneys are busy! They are like washing machines for the blood in the body.  The kidneys filter the blood and take out all the waste in the blood.   The kidneys send the waste on to the bladder...

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...

January 18, 2022, New York, NY — The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) work group of kidney disease experts released their commentary today in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) regarding the latest clinical guidelines for managing blood pressure...