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Sep 10, 2018, 10:00 ET New Spanish-Language PSAs Urge Living Kidney Donation

It's a legacy that no individual or group should have to claim. Yet, in the United States, people of Hispanic descent are 1.5 times more likely to...


Aug 28, 2018, 15:54 ET Job Security for Living Organ Donation Guaranteed under Family and Medical Leave Act

"Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter on living organ donation which protects the job security of living donors who are...


Aug 06, 2018, 20:30 ET National Kidney Foundation Announces 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant Program Award Recipients

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has selected five doctors from throughout the country to be award recipients of the 2018 NKF Young Investigator...


Aug 03, 2018, 08:04 ET Kidney Patients with Alport Syndrome are Center of FDA Patient-Focused Meeting

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), along with The Alport Syndrome Foundation, are conducting an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development...


Jul 12, 2018, 11:35 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule on Medicare Payments to Dialysis Facilities

Yesterday evening the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the annual proposed rule governing Medicare payments to dialysis...


Jun 26, 2018, 10:33 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Congressional Action to Support Living Organ Donation in Family and Medical Leave Act

"The House Committee on Appropriations will include language requested by Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to clarify that living organ...


Jun 15, 2018, 01:40 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on the California Ballot Initiative, The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act

"The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act, a ballot initiative put forth in California by the Service Employees International Union—United Healthcare...


Jun 05, 2018, 09:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds CareDx® for New Living Donor Employee Recovery Policy

"Yesterday, CareDx announced a corporate policy offering paid leave for all employees donating organs or bone marrow. The National Kidney Foundation...


May 14, 2018, 11:55 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs

"The Trump Administration has released its blueprint to help lower costs for prescription drugs and reduce out-of-pocket expenses to patients, a...


May 11, 2018, 09:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Legislation Passed in Colorado to Provide Paid Leave for Living Organ Donors

Quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation "Earlier this week, the Colorado legislature passed landmark legislation, HB1202, which provides ...


May 09, 2018, 09:04 ET National Kidney Foundation and TMF Quality Innovative Institute Team-Up to Prevent Kidney Disease through Screening and Education

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is partnering with TMF Health Quality Institute to improve chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment through...


Apr 11, 2018, 09:04 ET Medication Management Reduces Dialysis Patient Hospital Readmissions, Study Shows

A new study shows that health care centers were able to cut dialysis patients' hospital readmission rate by 48 percent in the month following the...


Apr 11, 2018, 09:04 ET New Study: American Formulation of Oral Urea Effective Treatment for Abnormally Low Blood Sodium Levels

The first study to review the use of an American formulation of urea for hospitalized patients with abnormally low blood sodium levels shows it to be ...


Apr 11, 2018, 09:04 ET Many Kidney Disease Researchers Aren't Focusing Enough on Patients, New Study Shows

Many kidney disease researchers should consider dramatically increasing both their engagement of patients with kidney disease and the amount of their ...


Apr 11, 2018, 09:04 ET Protein Restriction Effective in Delaying Need for Dialysis, Comprehensive Study Shows

Low-protein diets can delay kidney failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new comprehensive, systematic review...


Apr 04, 2018, 08:00 ET NKF Kicks Off 2018 Kidney Walks as LogistiCare National Team Marks Fourth Year

As the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) embarks on its 2018 Kidney Walk season to include more than 100 locations across the country, the...


Apr 02, 2018, 08:04 ET New PSA Focuses on African Americans and Kidney Disease, Encourages Organ Donation

For many, spring marks a fresh start. Yet for others, as April – National Donate Life Month and National Minority Health Month – begins, it's a...


Mar 23, 2018, 09:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Applauds Bi-Partisan Funding for Kidney Health in Omnibus Spending Bill

"The National Kidney Foundation applauds both Houses of Congress for the bi-partisan agreement to continue funding key kidney disease...


Mar 08, 2018, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation and Child Singer Angelica Hale Remind Everyone to "Heart Your Kidneys" on World Kidney Day

Today on World Kidney Day and throughout the month of March - National Kidney Month - the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is reminding all Americans ...


Mar 01, 2018, 08:04 ET Advocates from the Across U.S., Child Singer Angelica Hale to Converge on Washington, D.C., for 5th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Nearly 100 advocates from kidney organizations around the country – joined by 10-year-old singing phenom and kidney transplant recipient Angelica...


Jan 17, 2018, 09:04 ET New Nationwide Survey on Gout Finds Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease are Sub-Optimally Treated

A new online survey was conducted by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to determine what patients and health care professionals (HCP) know, or think...


Dec 05, 2017, 07:04 ET National Kidney Foundation® and Watertree Health® Announce Unique National Partnership

Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the leading kidney disease nonprofit, and Watertree Health, the leading provider of free prescription...


Nov 15, 2017, 07:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Sets the Stage for Angelica Hale [VIDEO PSA]

Ten-year-old singing powerhouse and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale of television's America's Got Talent won the heart of the National...


Nov 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Changing the Face of Kidney Patient Care

Twenty years ago, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) set out to change the standards for treating and caring for dialysis patients and all people...


Oct 02, 2017, 08:04 ET National Kidney Foundation Urges Support for Landmark Kidney Disease Legislation

The National Kidney Foundation applauds the introduction of landmark legislation which will help doctors and patients detect and treat chronic kidney ...