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The Garabed Eknoyan Award honors those dedicated to making the lives of kidney patients better through their research. It’s their tireless efforts and hard work that move the entire kidney disease field forward. 

This year, we are proud to honor one such dedicated individual, Bernard Jaar, MD, of the Nephrology Center of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He will be presented with the award at the NKF 2022 Spring...

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...

When we first set out to recruit patients into our newly launched patient registry a year ago, the task seemed impossible. Would patients recognize the value of sharing their health data to help advance kidney disease treatments? Would the database reach the necessary mass required for researchers to make meaningful advances? Now, on the first anniversary of the launch, we know the answer to these questions is "Yes."

Our path is clear...

 

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...

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...

In 2021, the kidney community helped improve, sustain, and extend the lives of many people with kidney disease. NKF asked some of these people what they plan to do with the time they've been gifted. They overwhelmingly expressed gratitude and plan to spend time with friends and families, make memories, and pursue their dreams.

We've come far, but there is still work to do. The gift of tomorrow starts today,...

Many patients with kidney disease, including those on dialysis, need to limit the amount of sodium in their diets. But how much sodium is safe, and what are some ways to add flavor to your diet without increasing salt? In this episode, Melissa Prest, DCN Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition, and kidney patient Chef Duane Sunwold discuss all this and more.

What is sodium?

Sodium...

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....