NEW YORK, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced that the foundation affiliate known as "NKF of Central NY" has been disaffiliated from NKF. The group has started a new organization called the "Northeast Kidney Foundation of Syracuse."
NKF will be working to ensure that we continue to serve all of our constituents including patients, care partners, health care professionals and the local community in the Syracuse area and beyond. For any specific questions and inquiries please contact Lauren Loftus, Compliance Director at [email protected] or 212.889.2210 ext. 173.
Fueled by passion and urgency, NKF is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. Every day, we advocate to ensure better outcomes for the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease and 83 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs—allowing us to remain focused on mobilizing the fight for public health and relentlessly advocating for all kidney patients.
We will never give up trying to find ways to prevent kidney disease, lessen the burden for patients, increase transplantations, educate the public and healthcare professionals, and stop the progression of this powerful disease.
If you or a family member need help navigating the challenges of kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation, please call us toll–free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) or by email [email protected]. Any other questions can be addressed by calling our main number, 1.800.622.9010 or by visiting www.kidney.org.
Kidney Disease Facts
In the United States, 37 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and more than 90 percent are not aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end-stage renal disease (kidney failure).
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive, and longstanding patient-centric organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease in the U.S. For more information about NKF, visit www.kidney.org.
SOURCE National Kidney Foundation