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One in Seven American Adults Estimated to Have Chronic Kidney Disease

New Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shows 30 Million Americans Affected New York, NY—June 6, 2017—The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, this according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  One in seven.....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


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 Serving Maryland and Delaware 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.....Continue


NKF-MD-DE’s #GivingTuesday Campaign Nov. 29 To Support Low Income Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

November 22, 2016 LUTHERVILLE, Md. – The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday takes place annually each Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the.....Continue


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday greetings from the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware! Our office is closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the holiday. Our office resumes regular business hours on Monday, November 28th. May this holiday season bring you good health and happiness!  ..Continue