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Jun 13, 2016, 06:00 ET New Living Organ Donation Collaboration Announced at White House Organ Summit

At the White House Organ Summit today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:53 ET NKF Recognizes Relypsa with Inaugural Corporate Innovator Award for First Drug Approved by FDA for Hyperkalemia in 50 Years

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is honoring Relypsa, Inc. with its first-ever Corporate Innovator Award in recognition of the biopharmaceutical...


Apr 19, 2016, 01:31 ET National Kidney Foundation and American Heart Association Join Forces against Epidemic High Blood Pressure

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA) announced a milestone collaboration to...


Mar 10, 2016, 10:00 ET Former Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to Chair National Kidney Foundation's Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention Initiative

Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, the 18th Surgeon General under the Obama administration, will chair the National Kidney Foundation's CKDInsight summit,...


Mar 10, 2016, 05:00 ET Empire State Building Becomes Beacon for World Health Crisis

The Empire State Building will remind the world on March 10, 2016, that there's a growing public health crisis in our midst by shining in orange, the ...


Sep 29, 2015, 04:39 ET National Kidney Foundation Names Kevin Longino New CEO

Kevin Longino, of Greenwich, Connecticut, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), after a unanimous...


Jul 22, 2015, 10:00 ET One Million Down, 25 Million to Go

EverybodyPees – the National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) fun, irreverent, animated music video promoting the importance of urine screening and the...


Jun 12, 2015, 10:00 ET Pee is Key to National Kidney Foundation's Bold Awareness Campaign

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has launched a cheeky campaign to promote kidney health and motivate people to get their urine screened....


Mar 18, 2015, 05:00 ET National Kidney Foundation Appoints Interim Executive Officer

Bruce Skyer, of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), will be stepping down from his position as CEO as of May 18, 2015, Skyer and NKF's Board of...


Mar 10, 2015, 02:00 ET Empire State Building Goes Orange for World Kidney Day

The Empire State Building will shine in orange on March 12, 2015, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of World Kidney Day. "We're thrilled to see...


Mar 06, 2015, 01:00 ET For National Kidney Month, Take Five for your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys. The...


Nov 12, 2014, 01:10 ET National Kidney Foundation and Siemens Healthcare Strategic Alliance for Education and Screening Offers No-Cost Test for Kidney Disease Detection

Beginning in November, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), with support from the Diagnostics Division of Siemens Healthcare, will offer no-cost ACR ...


Oct 14, 2014, 09:22 ET National Kidney Foundation Launches Interactive Nutrition Portal My Food Coach

My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition portal, was launched today by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). My Food Coach by NKF builds upon the...


Jun 02, 2014, 05:02 ET One in Three Americans is at Risk : National Kidney Foundation Spreads the Word in Rockefeller Center

One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if...


Apr 22, 2014, 09:03 ET Recycle Your Car this Earth Day

The old car parked in your driveway or on your lawn can breathe new life into the environment, your pocketbook and those suffering from kidney...


Apr 15, 2014, 09:03 ET Astellas Named National Presenting Sponsor of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever...


Feb 13, 2014, 09:05 ET We Don't Need Your Love: We Just Want Your Wheels

This Valentine's Day, hold the roses and chocolate. Show your true feelings by donating your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars ...


Dec 17, 2013, 09:10 ET Don't Write Off the Benefits of Charitable Car Donations

Getting mileage out of used cars by donating to charity may still be possible as 2013 winds down. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), which has...


Aug 29, 2013, 08:30 ET Let the Car Go the Distance Long After Summer Romance Fades

Summer romance often means hours in an old car. When Labor Day signals the end of it, the parting can become sweet sorrow with a charitable car...


Aug 01, 2013, 05:40 ET New Study Shows 59 Percent Of Americans Will Develop Kidney Disease In Their Lifetime

Nearly six of ten Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Kidney...


Jun 13, 2013, 11:30 ET Tires, not Ties This Father's Day

Did your dad teach you to drive? Did he show you how to change a tire, or maybe even the oil filter? (Photo:...


Apr 24, 2013, 08:02 ET Nick Cannon to Set the Pace for Charity Fundraising in his New Role as Honorary National Chair of the Kidney Walk

Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated "America's Got Talent," was named Honorary National Chair of the National Kidney...


Apr 22, 2013, 08:01 ET Recycle Your Car this Earth Day

The old car sitting in your driveway can breathe new life into the environment, your pocketbook and those suffering from kidney disease. This Earth...


Mar 14, 2013, 09:02 ET Kidney Disease Rises Around the Globe

Around the world, death rates from communicable diseases have seen a steady decrease from 1990-2010, from 34.1% of total deaths to 24.9%. But it's...


Nov 19, 2012, 01:30 ET Why Sell Your Old Car When You Can Give It Away?

If your car is a turkey, Thanksgiving just may be the time to stuff it for good. Save sentiment for your family dinner and donate a car to the...