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12 Days of Giving

The Story of Clark Patterson  “I was a diabetic for 45 years and developed kidney failure. I was on dialysis for almost four years. The doctors would not give me a kidney without a pancreas due to my diabetes. I was on the transplant list for five years. By God’s grace, a donor of a kidney and pancreas became available.....Continue

12 Days of Giving – The Power of Love

12 Days of Giving – Meet the Ferracci’sThe Power of Love Michael Ferracci was placed on Dialysis in 2004 after being sick for many years. Like some men, he admits to not taking the best care of himself but started to get worried after much weight loss and not feeling well. It got to the point where he could not.....Continue

12 Days of Giving: The Story of Adam Klemanski

    12 Days of Giving The Story of Adam Klemanski Adam has had diabetes since he was 12 years old. His kidneys were spilling protein into his urine and he was able to maintain function and keep a close eye on his condition until around 2014. Adam’s kidney function continued to decline, and he started dialysis in February of.....Continue

12 Days of Giving: The Story of Tisha Guthrie

  12 Days of Giving                 The Story of Tisha Guthrie                                               My name is Tisha, I live in Mt. Vernon and I am a transplant recipient. I am a member on.....Continue

12 Days of Giving – Meet Sadie Chadwick-Carter

12 Days of Giving Meet Sadie Chadwick-Carter “I received my transplant on October 22, 2012 from a deceased donor. Prior to receiving my transplant, I was on dialysis for seven years. Today, I am doing well, but going from dialysis to transplant has been a big transition for me. It’s been challenging and has had its ups and downs over the years. I like that.....Continue

12 Days of Giving – Meet Charlotte Rice

Since mid – October, Charlotte has been thriving! She has gained enough weight to be eligible for her Kidney transplant. She is running around everywhere and really starting to talk up a storm in a big girl voice. She amazes us every day. The past few months, her daddy, Wes has been undergoing living donor testing to see if he.....Continue

Share YOUR Story!

Share YOUR Story! Each person affected by kidney disease has a story! We want YOU to share YOURS with us! Everyone’s story is unique, and inspirational. You will never know when your story will touch someone else’s life! Share your story here! For more information contact Jessica Quintilian via email at or call 410.494.8545.         Amari’s.....Continue

Think Globally – ACT Locally! Volunteer with NKF Today!

National & Local Volunteer Opportunities! Become an NKF Peer Mentor Eligibility: CKD Stage 4, Dialysis, Transplant, Living Donor Not eligible: Family member, care partner, parent, children under 18 Online application: NKF Peers contact: 1-855-653-7337 Kidney Advocate Eligibility: anyone! Online sign up: Kidney Advocacy Committee Member Eligibility: Kidney patient (any stage), living donor, family members.  Must be an exceptional.....Continue

Drive for Dialysis

What is Drive for Dialysis? It is one of NKF’s new programs that allow your office to provide patients in your community with care packages to brighten their spirits and make the long hours of treatment a little more bearable. HOW DOES IT WORK? NKF makes it easy to maximize your impact: Provide materials to assemble care packages from the comfort.....Continue

Match Your Gift!

Let Your Company Double or Triple Your Impact! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs. If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program. Here’s an example. Let’s.....Continue