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Foundation urges CDC to issue guidelines for immune compromised patients and study need for booster vaccines

New York, NY, May 18, 2021 — In light of new CDC masking guidance issued last week indicating that people who are fully vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, the National Kidney...

The new NKF Patient Network will help improve the lives of people with kidney disease through research, clinical care, drug development, and supportive health policy decisions

February 25, 2021, New York, NY —Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) launched the first-ever national registry for patients at all stages of kidney disease, the NKF Patient Network. This powerful research tool can improve the...

Minnesota’s Dr. Kirsten Johansen to be honored at 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings for dedication to kidney health

March 24, 2021—New York, NY — Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the lives of...

Executive to be honored at 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings for her contributions to NKF’s mission

February 23, 2021, New York, NY — Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists, volunteers, and kidney healthcare professionals and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the lives...

Following a series of advocate-driven policy wins in Congress and state capitals across the country, the National Kidney Foundation recently announced it was launching Voices for Kidney Health, a nationwide community of kidney patients and care professionals dedicated to addressing the challenges of kidney disease with the help of their elected leaders and public officials....

NEW—online support system gives patients a platform to connect with each other and access NKF resources.

Good health care is a team effort — especially for transplant recipients. This January, NKF launched its first Facebook group for users who have undergone or will soon undergo a kidney transplant called the NKF Transplant Community.

  This private group...

March 9, 2021, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce Imperial Headwear as the “Official Headwear” and National Promotional Partner of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, which to date has raised more than $100 million to promote kidney health and improve the lives of the 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease.  

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March 9, 2021 - A joint statement from the presidents of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation

More than 37 million adults in the United States have kidney diseases. 

A disproportionate number of those people are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, who also face unacceptable health...

Youngest recipient to be honored at 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings for his significant contributions to renal nutrition

February 24, 2021, New York, NY — Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the...

The first step to preventing kidney disease is understanding your risk, then getting tested. Life-threatening kidney disease can strike anyone, young or old, and has many causes, but early intervention can make a difference. Lifestyle changes and a healthy diet can sometimes slow the progression of the...