The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. With more than 30 local offices nationwide, the NKF: Provides early detection screenings and other vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, promotes organ donation, and supports kidney research to identify new treatments. The NKF relies on individual and corporate donations, foundation and government grants, membership and special events to support its range of programs, services and initiatives.
The NKF publishes a variety of brochures on kidney disease, transplantation, and treatments. Peer-reviewed publications include: American Journal of Kidney Diseases; Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease; Journal on Renal Nutrition; Journal of Nephrology Social Work and many patient-oriented publications.
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