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At Home This August? Consider Meeting Your Legislators!

Will you be around this August and want to help make a difference for patients?    Consider taking a few hours to meet with your lawmakers (or their staff) to tell them about the importance of kidney disease legislation and programs! … Continue reading

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30 million Americans with CKD: Action is Needed Now

An estimated 30 million Americans are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most do not even know they have it.  This newest data comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) CKD Surveillance Program and is higher … Continue reading

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The 6th Annual Cocoa Beach “Footprints in the Sand” Kidney Walk celebrates Florida Living Donors Day

By Bill Hahn, National Kidney Foundation Kidney Advocacy Committee member and “Footprints in the Sand” Walk co-founder and chair   COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: On Saturday May 13th, 2017, we proudly saluted our selfless Florida Living Kidney Donors and celebrated the … Continue reading

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Friends of NIDDK, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, and NKF Highlight the Value of Scientific Research for Chronic Disease Patients

By David White, National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Advocacy Committee member  On May 18, I joined representatives of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), patient groups, and other stakeholders in briefing the House of Representatives’ Appropriations … Continue reading

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NKF’s Hosts Patient-Driven Research Stakeholders’ Conference at 2017 Spring Clinical Meeting – A Conference Where #PatientsDecide

On April 22, 2017 in Orlando Florida, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosted the first effort to identify patient-led kidney disease national research priorities by bringing together over 100 individuals representing  kidney patients of all stages, dialysis patients, kidney transplant … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: House Passes Healthcare Legislation Impacting Pre-Existing Condition Protections

On Thursday, May 4th, the House of Representatives voted, 217-213, to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628).  The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) remains concerned about the impact this bill could have on healthcare for those with chronic … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Agreement Funds Federal Agency Healthcare Programs

On Sunday, April 30th, the House and Senate leadership reached a bi-partisan agreement to fund federal agencies and programs through the end of September.   We are pleased to announce that kidney disease priorities being supported by the National Kidney Foundation … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Shari Ling and Derek Forfang!

Congratulations to Dr. Shari Ling and Derek Forfang!  On April 20th, during the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) 26th Annual Spring Clinical Meeting, the Foundation bestowed its highest honors to them. Dr. Ling, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers … Continue reading

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Fighting for Pennsylvania’s Kidney Disease Assistance Program

By Christin Kwasny, Executive Director of NKF Serving Philadelphia/Delaware Valley & Erin L. Tuladzieck, MS, Executive Director of NKF Serving the Alleghenies During March, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) was informed about proposed cuts to Pennsylvania’s Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP).  … Continue reading

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World Kidney Day Bring Kidney Disease Home to All of America

On March 9th, America celebrated World Kidney Day.  This awareness raising event resulted in a day of attention on kidney disease across major cities and in all 50 states. Multiple state legislatures and city governments issued proclamations about the importance … Continue reading

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