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Knock Out Kidney Disease

Handcrafted Bracelet Collection Launched To Benefit NKF Serving Maryland and Delaware Local designer was inspired by family connection to kidney disease Combining style with philanthropy, the Knock Out Kidney Disease (KOKD) collection of bracelets with “purpose-filled” trinkets  is available for purchase to benefit the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware.  “Kidney disease is a year-round devastating epidemic that impacts 30 million people every day.....Continue


Team Kidney Lets YOU Fundraise YOUR Way!

Team Kidney Lets You Fundraise YOUR Way Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to become a part of the National Kidney Foundation’s coast-to-coast community mobilizing against kidney disease. Celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, or push yourself with a 10K — the possibilities are endless when you’re determined to raise funds and hope for the 30 million Americans.....Continue


Savory Saturday Cranberry Nut Bread

Cranberry Nut Bread  The Holidays are coming up quickly so heres delicious kidney friendly recipe that is sure to please all your guest! Portions 10; Serving size 1 slice Ingredients 1 – 1 1/2 cups Fresh Cranberries 2 cups All-purpose flour 1 cup Sugar 1-1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 Large Egg 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice or.....Continue


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


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


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


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