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More than 37 million American adults are living with kidney disease and most don’t know it. “There are a number of physical signs of kidney disease, but sometimes people attribute them to other conditions. Also, those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are ...

When Molly and Anthony Ruane gave birth to Matilda, their joy quickly turned to terror. 

Matilda wasn't breathing. Her lungs and kidneys hadn't developed properly. Hospital staff whisked her away to emergency care. They weren’t sure she would survive.

Unsure what would happen next, Molly and Anthony could only wait.

Two hard years later, Anthony donated a kidney to Matilda. Today, Matilda is thriving thanks to her...

Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino communities experience a disproportionately high burden of kidney failure but are less likely to receive kidney transplants compared to other populations.1

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) envisions a future where these disparities are a thing of the past, a future where there is KIDNEY EQUITY FOR ALL™.

From advocating for policy changes to launching community-based...

Four-time Grammy winner Brian Kennedy knows a lot about writing and producing chart-topping hits. What he did not know was that his kidneys were quietly shutting down while his music career was rapidly taking off. 

After spending seven years on the transplant waitlist, his brother donated a kidney to him. 

Now Kennedy uses his second chance at life to raise awareness about kidney disease risk factors and to...

Meet five inspiring Voices for Kidney Health advocates at the forefront of the battle for kidney equity. They faced kidney disease head-on, and now they're helping lead the charge for KIDNEY EQUITY FOR ALL™. 

1. Isha Triguero

Isha's life took a drastic turn when she was diagnosed with lupus at sixteen. Six months later her kidneys failed. She spent the remainder of high school and college balancing school and...

This year, the kidney disease community has come together to support us in powerful ways. With your help, we’ve passed landmark legislation, supported health equity advances, and more! Here are five incredible achievements that your support made possible this year.

1. Passed the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act

I was honored to represent kidney patients at the...