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By the time Lindsay met her future husband Denis in college, he had been dealing with kidney issues for years. It was a normal part of life that both Denis and Lindsay acknowledged but didn't dwell on. 

Neither expected Denis' kidneys to fail in his early thirties. But when they did, Lindsay didn't hesitate. She gave him the gift of life–one of her kidneys. 

Another Part of Life

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Did you know that Hispanic/Latino communities bear a disproportionate burden of kidney disease? 

Why is that, and what can you do to protect your kidney health? Carolina Mestrovic, María Marín, and Carolina Sandoval, three popular Hispanic/Latino influencers, are here to break it down. 

What to know

According to the CDC, Hispanic/Latino persons have twice the incidence rate of kidney failure than non-Hispanic White...

At the National Kidney Foundation, we are committed to educating people about their risk of kidney disease while dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation. 

We've made tremendous strides over the years, including the adoption of a race-free eGFR equation and passing the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act.

None of this would have been possible without...

Around 90,000 people are currently on the kidney transplant waitlist, each hoping for a life-changing kidney transplant. Sadly, multiple people on the kidney waitlist die every day, never having gotten their second chance at life.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) believes in a future where everyone who needs a kidney gets one–a future where there are Transplants for All. 

From policy wins to mentorship programs, here...

By Mariselis Rosa-Sanchez, MD Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist and Plant-Based Chef

Have you noticed that food prices keep going up? Experts predict they might continue raising 1.3% by the end of 2024.1 Natural disasters, conflicts around the world, and events like COVID-19 are some reasons food is getting more expensive.

This has already made it more challenging to access nutritious foods. How do you maintain a...

Ensuring access to early screening is vital for safeguarding the health of your heart and kidneys. That is why the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is collaborating with other organizations to urge the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to establish a standardized recommendation for kidney disease screening.

What is the Problem?

In the United States, a whopping 37 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but...

Step into the New Year with a proactive approach to kidney health! As we usher in 2024, it's the perfect time to prioritize our well-being. Here are five resolutions to help keep your kidneys in top shape.

1. Schedule your yearly checkup

When was the last time you got a healthcare checkup? If it was over a year ago, it's time to call up your healthcare provider and get scheduled. Why? Regular...