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Natalee Russ

Natalee was not even 1 years old when she encountered problems with her kidneys. Since, she is so young her mother Katelyn has told us her story to share with all of you. “I found out that Natalee would be missing her right kidney when I went for a gender ultrasound. My doctor ended up sending me to Annapolis to.....Continue


Tip Tuesday: Why You Need to Get Screened

Why You Should Get Tested  In the early stages of kidney disease, most people don’t have symptoms. Kidney disease is treatable in the start. If you wait to long it can become much worse and sometimes untreatable. What Happens if You Wait? It can get worse It can lead to kidney failure It can cause heart and blood vessel disease.....Continue


NKF-MD Signature Event Teeing Off September 15 at Greystone Golf Course

The road to Pebble Beach starts at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, MD On Friday, September 15th, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will present the NKF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC. This signature fundraiser is touted as The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ with winners from 30 events throughout the country qualifying for the National Finals at.....Continue


Dream … Give …. Win – Enter for Your Chance to Win a Lincoln 2017 MKC!

The National Kidney Foundation presents a LIMITED TIME raffle with your chance to win the Lincoln MKC 2017. The winner will be announced at 7:00 pm on September 15, 2017 at the NKF Golf Classic. *You do not need to attend the NKF Golf Classic to participate in the raffle. All proceeds from the raffle support the National Kidney Foundation of.....Continue


Kidney Disease: The Basics

Chronic Kidney Disease Kidney disease, sometimes called chronic kidney disease or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. It is the under-recognized public health crisis. It affects 30 million people in the U.S. (15% of the population) and, astonishingly, 96% of those with early kidney disease don’t even know they have it. 1 in 3 Americans is.....Continue


Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk Ambassador – Philadelphia Freeway

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is honored to have Rapper Philadelphia Freeway is using his voice and cultural influence to raise awareness about kidney disease right here in Baltimore! C’MON and JOIN US on Sunday, April 30th and meet Philadelphia Freeway, NKF-MD’s 2017 Ambassador, at the 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk. Where?  UMBC – Lot 22, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,.....Continue


The Greater Baltimore and Southern Delaware Walks are Fast Approaching – April 30th!

C’MON and JOIN US on April 30th!   Two great walks! Join us on April 30th at UMBC, Lot 22 for the 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk. Check-in/Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk steps-off at 10 a.m. on Lot 22! For directions and parking information click here! Click here for the parking map. Join us on April.....Continue


Ask your Representative to support the Living Donor Protection Act

Ask your Representative to support the Living Donor Protection Act   During March, the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 1270) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). Earlier this week, in celebration of National Donate Life Month, 21 Representatives became the bill’s first co-sponsors. Many of these lawmakers became.....Continue


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