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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


Concert to Benefit Individuals with Kidney Disease

CUMBERLAND — A concert to benefit those struggling with renal disease has been set for March 31 at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. The Concert to Fight Kidney Disease has several sponsors, including the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Proceeds raised from the event will support kidney research, with a portion remaining in Allegany County to support patients with kidney.....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


NKF-MD Launches “12 Days of Giving” Campaign

Holiday drive to fund essential services for kidney patients! ‘Tis the season for giving and the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) is challenging donors to give gifts that will directly impact day-to-day living for area kidney patients. The Foundation has launched its first ever 12 Days of Giving campaign wherein donors can visit our website now through December 31 and designate their.....Continue


In Memory of Donald Alan Wagner, Sr.

In Memory and Honor of Mr. Donald Alan Wagner Sr. Donald Alan Wagner Sr., affectionately known as Pop-Pop, age 84, of Lewes, DE passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Christiana Care Health Systems, in Newark, DE. He was born Sunday, April 24, 1932 in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Walter L. and Lydia C. (Zoll) Wagner. Mr......Continue


NKF-MD’s #GivingTuesday Campaign Nov. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     CONTACT: Caryn Sagal, caryn@lawrencehoward.com NKF-MD’s #GivingTuesday Campaign Nov. 29 To Support Low Income Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease LUTHERVILLE, Md. The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) 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.....Continue