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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

  • 2017 in Review: NKF’s Advocacy Accomplishments

    Jan 29, 2018

    By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations 2017 was a fantastic year for kidney patients as progress was made towards increasing awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and introducing key legislative priorities.  The kidney patient community banded together to[…]

  • Making Inroads in Congress

    Jan 22, 2018

    By Dr. Michael Choi, MD and National Kidney Foundation President Recently, I had the privilege to represent the National Kidney Foundation in 11 meetings in the U.S. House of Representatives, eight of which were with the Member of Congress and[…]

  • Early Detection and Treatment Saved My Life

    Jan 16, 2018

    By Jim Myers, Transplant Recipient and Kidney Advocacy Committee advocate My name is James Myers and I’m a polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patient.  PKD is an inherited form of chronic kidney disease where liquid filled cysts form on one’s kidneys. […]

  • Volunteering with the Department of Defense on Kidney Disease

    Jan 8, 2018

    By Kent Bressler, RN,MA – Transplant recipient and Kidney Advocacy Committee advocate In mid-2017, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) nominated Erich Ditschman and myself to join the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) panel[…]


Resources from the National Kidney Foundation