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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...

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...

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...

 

With every new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. But with a whole year ahead and so many resolutions to choose from, it can be hard to pick and harder to follow through. Here are four ideas to help kidney patients start the new year on the right foot.

1. Going to appointments

Patients with kidney disease must keep their doctor’s appointments. Unfortunately, forgetting about your doctor’s appointment or...

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....

Juliette Valle is an accomplished vocalist, performer, and podcast host. She also holds the Miss South Florida title in 2020 and 2021 and is an incredible advocate for NKF Florida and Donate Life America. One way Juliette is raising awareness for organ donation is through her passion for music. On November 1st, she released her Winter album, "Joyfully, Juliette Valle," and pledged one hundred percent of the proceeds to Donate for Life and NKF...

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...