Welcome to the NKF Action Center

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 US. Together, we can enhance the lives of kidney patients by making our voices heard in support of the issues affecting funding, treatment, research and more. Join the effort today.

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Listen to our Kidney Advocacy Committee patients and other supporters on Capitol Hill talk about why they have raised their voices for kidney patients across the country.


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To keep our momentum in Washington, D.C. and your state capitals, we need to share your stories.  When we are asked, “Are there examples of a living kidney donor being discriminated against in…” or “Tell me about constituents whose lives would have been changed by earlier detection of kidney disease…” we want to share your story with them.

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For too long patients have asked why they were not diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) before learning they had kidney failure (ESRD). H.R. 3867 seeks to demonstrate that early detection of CKD, combined with effective and coordinated care that engages patients in the decision-making process, can not only improve clinical results but also lower healthcare spending.

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The Living Donor Protection Act will protect living organ donors and remove barriers to donation by prohibiting insurance companies from denying or limiting life, disability and long term care insurance to living donors, and from charging higher premiums.  It will also help to protect the jobs of living donors while they recover from donation.

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Tell Congress to Act to Fund Kidney Disease Research and Programs! The latest data coming from CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance Project shows the number of Americans with CKD is higher than previously estimated. There is action Congress can take to support funding for research and programs that generate awareness and promote improved access to treatment for CKD.

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The National Kidney Foundation has a long history of opposing all cuts to patient care, particularly relating to dialysis.  Proposition 8 (The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act), a ballot initiative put forth in California by the Service Employees International Union—United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is unfair to dialysis patients, fails to demonstrate how cuts in funding will improve patient care, and could result in cuts in services for dialysis patients in California.


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