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Learn more about kidney stones and how to prevent them.

Relevant and reliable information on the prevention, treatment and scientific explanation of kidney stones.

Kidney stones have become more common in children and teens over the past 20 years. They can occur in children of any age, even premature infants, but most stones occur in teens.

Kidney stones happen when minerals and other substances normally found in urine join together to form a hard stone in the urinary tract. They can also form if there is not enough of other substances in the urine that help stop stones from forming.


~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..., 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/...

~National Kidney Foundation Celebrates 100 Successful Kidney Transplants Through Peer Mentoring in Partnership with National Kidney Registry~


(September 19, 2023, New York, NY) — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is thrilled to mark a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to save lives and promote kidney health. In collaboration with the National Kidney Registry (NKR), NKF is proud...

Statement from Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and a transplant recipient, on the signing of the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act into law


(September 22, 2023 - Washington, DC) - This is a game changer!

     The Securing U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act will help improve the transplant...