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Direct Patient Assistance, Extending a Helping Hand and a Life Line
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Free Screening Programs, to Help Identify Kidney Disease in Early Stages, When it's Most Treatable
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School Based Programs, so we can Teach our Kids about Lifelong Kidney Health
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Empowering Patients Through Advocacy, Protecting Access to Medication and Treatment
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Education, For the Public, Patients and Professionals
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Local Research: Funding Critical Research to Improve Patient Outcomes, Right Here at Home
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Giving Kidney Disease a Voice and a Sense of Community

2015 Walk/Run Registration is Open!

Spring is just a few short weeks away and that means it's walk season!  Registration is now open for the 2015 walks and 5k runs!  Events are being held in Albany, Buffalo, Glens Falls, Hornell and Poughkeepsie.  Click here to register and start fundraising today!  Be sure and help us spread the word and invite your friends, family, co workers and neighbors out to a walk or a run near you!  All funds raised stay in the local community - putting your dollars to work right at home!  For more information on any of the 2015 events, call 800-999-9697 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations being accepted for Kathleen LeBeau Patient Empowerment Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Kathleen LeBeau Patient Empowerment Award.  Established in 2014, the award seeks to honor the legacy of Kathleen LeBeau, longtime patient advocate and former patient services and public policy director for the Northeast Kidney Foundation. The award will be presented June 14, 2015 at the Albany Kidney Walk and 5K Run.  To read more about the award and to submit a nomination, click here.

Northeast Kidney Foundation Joins Coalition to Promote Living Donation

The Northeast Kidney Foundation joined with other nonprofits around the country in efforts to increase living kidney donation.  The coalition titled "Coalition to Promote Living Kidney Donation" seeks to, among other things, encourage HRSA to change its stance and support policies that promote living kidney donation.  To learn more about the coalition and to weigh in, visit and like the coalition's facebook page.

Be an Advocate!

March is National Kidney Month and we are planning for activities that help spread awareness of kidney disease and organ donation!  Part of our annual activities includes our day at the NYS Capitol - a day when we visit with legislators and put a voice and a face to kidney disease.  Consider joining us for the day.  The only requirement is your willingness to make a difference!  Call 518-533-7880 for more information.  Please share our flyer and help spread the word!

Join the Kidney Club

Looking for a way to connect with other patients and family members?  Want a place to ask questions and share experiences?  Then join the kidney club, monthly support group meetings for patients, family members and friends.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Catwalk for Kidneys coming to Buffalo!

There's more than one way to walk for kidneys and on Sunday February 15, we'll be walking the Catwalk in support of those living with kidney disease and those touched by organ donation.  Don't miss this fashion show that will feature brunch, all the latest in spring fashions, an opportunity to do some early shopping from our various vendors, and a silent auction!  All the models are connected somehow and will include patients, family members, doctors, nurses, living donors and donor families.  Each with a story to tell, this is sure to be a morning of hope and inspiration. See our complete model list here.  Vendors wishing to showcase your products please find a vendor form here.  Sponsorship opportunities remain!  Find information here. Purchase your tickets below!


Catwalk for Kidneys

Kidney Connection can Help Those Waiting for Kidney Transplant

  • Are you a dialysis patient or currently on the transplant waiting list?
  • Are you someone that would save a life if you could?
  • Then you’re on your way to making the kidney connection!

Kidney Connection is a FREE service that allows those in need of a kidney to share their story in the hope that someone willing to be a donor will step forward and be tested.  All we do is make the “connection” – the introduction, and from there you will work with the transplant center to determine whether the connection is a match!  Take a look at some of those who are waiting - click here!

Kidney Perspectives: Join our Kidney Blogger

Do you wonder what this journey is like for others affected by renal health issues ?  Well, now you can follow along with our "Kidney Blogger," sharing every facet of a life lived dealing with kidney disease, dialysis, transplant, the renal diet, medications, vascular access - and how to survive and thrive!

Nikki's Kitchen

Try these fabulous recipes from our ver own Nicolette  Buell.  Nicollette has had FSGS since 1992 and is currently on dialysis and awaiting a second kidney transplant. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  She shares "You don't have to forego great taste just because you're on dialysis.  My recipes are kidney friendly and renal dietician approved, fun and easy!"  Go ahead, give them a try!   This month's new recipe, roasted chicken thighs, is perfect for this time of year.  Go ahead give it a try!  Try Nik's mac n cheese!  And, for footbal Sundays try taco dip and crispy Buffalo chicken wings 

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