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UMMC doctor discusses the kidneys and what kidney disease is for World Kidney Day

It’s World Kidney Day! March 9, 2017 #HeartYourKidneys More than 26 million Americans has kidney disease and most don’t even know they have it. It’s the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more people every year than breast and prostate cancer. To learn more about the kidneys, kidney disease and how to protect yourself, watch the video about.....Continue


March is National Kidney Month!

When it Comes to Vital Organs Hearts Get all the Love—Time to “Heart Your Kidneys” New public awareness campaign launches for March, National Kidney Month! The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is encouraging all Americans to “Heart Your Kidneys” (#heartyourkidneys) today, on World Kidney Day and throughout the month of March, National Kidney Month. The new public awareness campaign seeks to.....Continue


NKF launches Heart Your Kidneys Campaign

Heart Your Kidneys (HYK) is our public awareness campaign; as an activist organization, Heart Your Kidneys elevates the kidneys to the status of other vital organs such as the heart. Kidneys are our body’s small, but powerful, chemical factories; working 24/7 to remove waste and keep our blood pressure in check. It only takes two simple tests at your primary care.....Continue


NEW LOCATION for the 15th Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk!

C’MON and Join Us! NEW LOCATION! We are excited to announce that the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk has changed to a NEW LOCATION, JOIN US on Sunday, April 30th at UMBC located at 1000 Hilltop Circle, LOT 22, Baltimore, MD 21250. This year is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Help us.....Continue


Your Voice Needs to be Heard!

We Need You to Tell Congress: Do Not Repeal the ACA without First Protecting Patients Congress is likely to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) very soon. The law guarantees that people with chronic conditions have access to affordable health insurance and Congress could take this away. As someone with, or who has a loved one with, a chronic condition.....Continue


We Need Your Help to Educate the New Congress About Kidney Disease

We Need Your Help to Educate the New Congress About Kidney Disease With President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th and the new Congress – with its 59 freshmen legislators – have begun discussions on legislation and policies that will impact healthcare and kidney patients across the country.  We need to make sure that the voices of kidney patients and.....Continue


It’s Not Too Late to Donate!

A Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease is Calling….Will You Answer the Call? It’s Not Too Late to “BE” the Difference Needed in the Life of a Chronic Kidney Patient! Donate NOW to make a difference! The clock is ticking ……. a patient with kidney disease is calling … will YOU answer the call? Thank you for your support!..Continue


Give the Gift of Life!

Today, there are 26 million adults who suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease! Could it be you or someone you love? You can make a difference today and “Give the Gift of Life” Ray Harris’ Story: “In 1998 I was a physically active father of two without any limitations. As a recent graduate and Natural Resources Officer life was good! Than.....Continue


The Gift of Life!

“The NKF inspires those who give and those who receive a kidney and provides valuable guidance to both.” Transplant Patient – Larry Albert Watch his story! Larry Albert, Kidney Transplant Recipient (left) with daughter and donor, Kim Fisher (right) Our Story—By Kim Fisher “My father, Larry Albert, was diagnosed with kidney disease a few years ago due to medications he was prescribed over.....Continue


Volunteers Needed

Be the Difference Needed! Volunteering with the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland gives you a chance to be a part of our ongoing effort to help the 26 million Americans with kidney disease live richer, fuller lives. Help us to raise awareness about early detection, risk factors, and the importance of organ donation. What Can You Do? The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland needs.....Continue