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National Kidney Foundation



The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

The PAN Foundation partners with the National Kidney Foundation to provide education and support services to patients living with secondary hyperparathyroidism and hyperkalemia.

National Kidney Foundation Blog

  • Changing the Law to Help Kidney Donors

    Apr 24, 2018

    By Donna Yule, Living Kidney Donor and Kidney Patient Advocate Marty Durand and I have been friends for well over a decade, so it seemed like a perfectly natural choice to donate a kidney to her when she needed it[…]

  • Marching Forward with Kidney Disease Advocacy

    Apr 5, 2018

    By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations With the end of March, National Kidney Month, I am writing this blog to celebrate the astonishing accomplishments of kidney patient advocates across the country.  It truly was an incredible month for[…]

  • The Doctor-Patient Relationship: How it Impacts Care

    Mar 30, 2018

    Bradley A. Warady, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Mercy Kansas City When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a doctor to tell his patient – this is what you need to[…]

  • Saving a Child’s Life

    Mar 28, 2018

    By Alex Fox, NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee Advocate I am a living kidney donor. On May 31, 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to give one of my kidneys to the sweetest, special needs 15-year-old I have ever met. How did[…]


Resources from the National Kidney Foundation