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NKF-MD Service Area
Maryland: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
Delaware: Kent and Sussex counties.
Virginia: Accomack and Northampton counties.
West Virginia: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Tucker counties.
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
NKF-MD was established in 1955 by Harriet G. Guild, M.D., a well-known Baltimore physician. Originally known as the Maryland Nephrosis Foundation, the organization became one of the original affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in 1964. The organization was founded with the purpose of fundraising for kidney patients who couldn't afford the dialysis that would sustain their lives. Today, we provide emergency patient aid, kidney disease education and organ donation awareness to thousands across our service area. In 2014 we celebrate our 50th anniversary as an affiliate.
2014 KEY Screenings
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland continues its mission of early detection and early intervention through free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screenings. KEY screenings, held throughout our service area, identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Please click here for the current KEY schedule and continue to check back for updates as we add dates and locations for 2014!
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
Click here to learn more about the risks of childhood obesity.
Join CNSW-DC Metro and CNSW of Maryland in September for this upcoming FREE Conference!
Click here to register online!
Emergency Financial Assistance Program
Financial assistance grants are provided to transplant recipients and chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients. Considered a resource of last resort, this financial assistance is need-based and can be used to meet critical, short-term emergency needs such as food, utilities, rent or medication. Click here for more information.
NKF-MD Golf Classic
Join us in September for the NKF-MD Golf Classic! Click here for more information.
Santé: A Culinary Odyssey
Ticket sales are now open for Sante 2014. Click here to purchase your ticket and preview top local participating restaurants!
Thank you to the 2014 participants and sponsors. Click here for photos!
Rappel for Kidney Health
Thank you to the 2014 participants and sponsors. Click here for photos.