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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...

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...

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of...

What is kidney failure?

Healthy kidneys do many important jobs. They keep your whole body in balance. They remove waste products and extra water from your body, help make red blood cells, and help control blood pressure. When you have kidney failure, it means your kidneys are damaged. They cannot do these important jobs well enough. Having kidney failure means that:

  • 85-90% of your kidney function is gone
  • your kidneys don...

September 24, 2020, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, has renewed its sponsorship 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. ...

Oct. 23, 2020, New York, NY — Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful side effects to their hearts, according to the results of a global clinical trial announced today.

“This is an...

Drug treatment study released in American Journal of Kidney Diseases

 

Sept. 21, 2020—New York, NY – A new study released today in the National Kidney Foundation’s  American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) shows that the drug canagliflozin reduces the risk of adverse cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in people...

Free at-home test kit available to patients with diabetes who are at increased risk of developing kidney disease 

BOSTON — (Nov. 17, 2020) ⁠— Healthy.io, the category creator of smartphone urinalysis, is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to offer its home urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (uACR) test kit, free of charge, to people who find they are at risk for kidney...