National Nephrosis Research Foundation established by parents of children with nephritic syndrome-a rare and usually fatal form of kidney disease.
First successful renal transplant.
Maryland Nephrosis Foundation founded in Baltimore by Dr. Harriet G. Guild.
National Nephrosis Foundation renamed the National Kidney Disease Foundation and mission broadened to include all kidney diseases.
Implantation of first arteriovenous shunt in a chronic renal failure patient.
National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware became affiliate of NKF
Foundation name changed to National Kidney Foundation
Congress appropriated $6.4 million for Kidney Program
Activation of Medicare and Medicaid
First year of research funding by national office