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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

Kidney Care Conference - All You Renally Wanted to Know

Join us on November 1 for our annual kidney conference.  This year's event will be held at Excelsior Springs Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, NY (directions here).   Topics will include ESA's and Biosimilars, Best Practices; Cannulation Techniques; Urgent Start PD and and more!  Program is accredited for 4.5 CNE credits.  Register early!  Seats will go quickly.  Help spread the word by sharing our flyer!  for information call 518-533-7880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Jointly sponsored by the Northeast Kidney Foundation, Albany Medical Center and American Nephrology Nurses Association.

Team Northeast Now Recruiting for Transplant Games of America

June 10-15 is the date, and Transplant Games of America is the event!  If you are an organ recipient, living donor, donor family, or friend, family support of any of these, consider joining us for what will be an inspiring and memorable event.  The Donate Life Transplant Games is a celebration for everyone connected to donation and transplantation.  The games will be held in Cleveland, Ohio and will include, among other activities, a donor recognition ceremony, opening and closing ceremonies, workshops, and competition in track and field, swimming, golf, bowling, cycling, ballroom dancing, corn hole and more!  Competitive events are open to all, regardless of athletic abilities.   For more information call 518-533-7880 or visit the Transplant Games of America Website.

SUNY Oneonta Hosting Kickball Tournament

Join us at the first annual KICKING FOR KIDNEYS kickball tournament.  Saturday October 24, 2015 at SUNY Oneonta in the Alumni Field House.  Sponsored by Bieritz Insurance, SUNY Oneonta and the Center for Social Responsibility and Justice.  Registration fee just $5 per player!  Get all the information here!

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.  We 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 - you never know what will inspire you!  

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:

National Donor Sabbath 2015

National Donor Sabbath is observed annually on Friday through Sunday two weekends before Thanksgiving. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States:  During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to increase awareness of the need for the lifesaving and enhancing gifts passed to others through transplantation and encourage people to sign up in their state registry as organ, eye, tissue, donors.   If you are interested in having the Northeast Kidney Foundation present during this weekend to discuss organ and tissue donation, please call 518-533-7880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Learn more about National Donor Sabbath.

Catwalk for Kidneys - More than a Fashion Show

More than 50 models took to the Catwalk on October 11 to showcase the best in fall and winter fashion, but to, and more importantly, share their stories. All of the models have some connection to kidney disease or organ donation, or support the work of the Northeast Kidney Foundation.  Photos coming soon!  In the meantime, read this Facebook posting of one of our Catwalk models so you can see just what the impact of this event is.  Plans are underway for next year's event and our first model has been recruited!  If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, call 518-533-7880.  We would like to thank the sponsors of this year's event:  Jaeger & Flynn Associates, Inc.; Fresenius Medical Care; Center for Donation & Transplant; Genentech; Miss Scarlett Boutique; Millennium Business Communications; Rockabella; Violet's of Saratoga; Tuxego; Your Moments Photography; Miranda Insurance Agency; Alexis Aida; Apropros Prom & Bridal; Pink Sister; Enigma Co.; 22 Shades of Gray; One Eleven Boutique; Pin Ups Blow Bar; RBC Wealth Management; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Gracie's Apparel & Accessories; and Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry.

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.

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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