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NKFMDDE Announces Three New Board Members

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKFMDDE) has elected the following individuals to a three-year term on its board of directors: Greg Hoey−Regional Account Leader with AstraZeneca. With 25 years of pharmaceutical sales experience, Hoey has garnered President’s Club, Center of ExcellenceIn 2016, he helped launch a product for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), relatively unaware of the burden.....Continue

Celebrating a Hero!

Thank you Dr. Edward Kraus for your dedication and commitment to the kidney community in Baltimore! Not all heroes wear capes! Though we think Dr. Kraus does! As Dr. Kraus continues his journey into retirement all of us at the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware wish him all the best! Dr. Edward Kraus is a retired Professor of.....Continue

SHARE THE LOVE, it’s #nationaldonorday!

February 14, 2022: Today we celebrate those who have given or received the gift of life through kidney donation. @NKFMDDE Associate Executive Director shares her story of the GIFT OF LIFE! Nicole Scharf shares her story. “I believe everything happens for a reason. Through my work with the National Kidney Foundation, I had become personally connected to many dialysis patients,.....Continue

National Kidney Foundation recognizes nephrologist with Garabed Eknoyan Award

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware congratulate our very own Dr. Bernard Jaar on receiving The Garabed Eknoyan Award. This award was created to recognize an individual who has promoted the mission of the National Kidney Foundation in Making Lives Better for people with kidney disease through exceptional contributions to key initiatives of NKF such as the Kidney.....Continue

Medical Heroes

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) is honored to work with so many medical professionals- from doctors to renal dieticians to social workers and dialysis technicians to nurses. We applaud the work they do each day but particularly this year when nothing was even close to the normal we may have know because of the pandemic. June.....Continue

Kidney disease–trying to get noticed!

The numbers overall are pretty shocking.  37 million adults in the US have chronic kidney disease 1 in 7 adults with chronic kidney disease Almost 100, 000 people are on the waitlist for a kidney transplant Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death The most shocking part though is that many people are not aware of the potential.....Continue

B’More Healthy- March 7th

2020 B’More Healthy Expo — Baltimore, MDBaltimore Convention CenterMarch 7, 2020 The 11th annual B’More Healthy Expo will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Baltimore near the world-renowned Inner Harbor and historic Little Italy. The Expo is Maryland’s largest health fair, designed to entertain, engage, educate and empower families to take actions and.....Continue

Your Action, Your Impact

Your Action, Your Impact! It’s because of YOU that we are able to continue the great work we accomplish in our community. Check out our full fall Impact Report today!..Continue

The Big Ask: The Big Give

In partnership with the University of Maryland Transplant CenterNovember 10, 2019 – Registration and Lunch Begins at NOON! THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE – A FREE Workshop on Living Kidney Donation Do you have end-stage renal disease? Are you in need of a kidney transplant or know someone who does? Or have you considered becoming a living donor? We.....Continue

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