Making Lives Better 800-999-9697
24 Mar 2020

Bringing it Home: Home Hemodialysis Webinar

Join the ANNA (American Nephrology Nurses Association) Northeast Tri-State Chapter  No. 120 and the Northeast Kidney Foundation on April 8 for an educational session on home hemodialysis. Designed for nephrology nurses, technicians, dieticians, social workers and anyone interested in the care of renal patients! Our speaker will be Paul Jarvis from Fresenius Medical Care.  Program runs from 5 until 7 pm. It is a non-ce class. Register here.

13 Mar 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparation

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus such as COVID-19 is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

While we are still learning about COVID-19, we do know that those with chronic conditions and those that are immune compromised are at increased risk of developing COVID-19. It is also believed that for the at risk population, the virus presents with more severe symptoms. C
OVID-9 is rapidly evolving and we want to encourage everyone to be proactive and practice the following:
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
* Stay home if you are sick.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and dispose of the tissue in the trash,
* Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.
* Follow CDC recommendations for wearing masks. CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a mask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses including COVID-19.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose or coughing.
* If soap and water are not readily available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

* Practice social distancing.
Being informed is one of your most powerful tools. Here are some available resources:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources for the public and healthcare providers.
The New York State Department of Health has information specific to the impact on New York State.
The American Association of Kidney Patients is hosting a patient education webinar on March 18. You can register here.
The National Renal Administrators Association has a number of resources for clinic managers.
The American Society of Nephrology has posted a webinar and slide deck for clinicians.

We have also developed the below flyer which you can print and share as you wish.
We are continually monitoring the developments and will adjust our scheduling accordingly always with the best interests of our patients in mind. Thank you for your support of the NeKF throughout the year. If you have specific questions or concerns please email or call 800-999-9697.

28 Feb 2020

Gift of Life Celebration Honorees Named

Join us on June 23, 2020 at Rivers Resort and Casino for our annual Gift of Life Celebration where we pay tribute to community leaders that help advance the mission of the Northeast Kidney Foundation. This year’s theme will be “A Night in Hollywood” so get ready to join us for a walk on the red carpet, elegance, dining at its finest, silent and live auctions, as we shine the spotlight on kidney disease and the need for organ donation.

This year’s esteemed honorees are:

Twill Social Impact Award — being presented to Victoria Hostig, Community Relations & Corporate Events Manager, CDPHP/Executive Director, CDPHP The Foundation
Contributions to Healthcare — being presented to AngioDynamics
Edwin Sperber Legacy Award — being presented to J. David Brown, CEO of the Capital District YMCA

Always a sold out event, reserve your sponsorship and your tickets here!
29 Jan 2020

Walk/Run Registration is Open!

Registration for the spring walks/runs is open! Register today to help those right in your community living with kidney disease!

Register for the Syracuse Walk for Kidneys on June 7 at Destiny USA here.

Register for the Rick Raspante Memorial Walk/Run on June 14 at The Crossings of Colonie here.

Register for the Albany Walk/5k/10K for Kidneys on June 14 at the Crossings here!

Check back for more details!
19 Dec 2019

First Annual “Celebrity” Roast to Feature NYSCOPBA’s Jim Miller

Join us on March 5 at Revolution Hall in Troy as the community comes together to roast NYSCOPBA’s Jim Miller while raising funds to help those living with kidney disease. We have a fun evening lined up that will be full of laughs, by some very special roasters joined by our roast masters for the evening  Jackie the Joke Man Martling and Greg Adaila. Don’t delay! The event is sure to sell out and ticket prices increase March 1! For information call 518-527-6236 or email You can view sponsorship opportunities here.



19 Dec 2019

Catwalk for Kidneys – Rochester


Join us for our 4th annual Catwalk for Kidneys Rochester, as those affected by kidney disease and organ donation take to the stage to tell the kidney story! This year’s event is being sponsored by Lord & Taylor, providing all models the opportunity to work with Lord & Taylor’s stylist! Mark the date of Sunday April 19 and join us at Woodcliff Resort & Spa in Fairport for an event you won’t want to miss. You will enjoy lunch, a vendor marketplace, silent auction, Lord & Taylor fashion, and stories of inspiration with a few surprises that the Rochester Catwalk for Kidneys has come to be known for! Tickets and sponsorships can be reserved here.  Model information can be found here. If you are interested in being a marketplace vendor, please complete this form or reserve your spot here. To make a donation to our silent auction complete this form. Sponsorship information can be found here and also reserved here.

Watch for our model lineup here! We look forward to seeing you on April 19!

Purchase your tickets, reserve your sponsorship or your place in the vendor marketplace here.

19 Dec 2019

Transplant Games of America to be held in New Jersey 7/17-7/22, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Transplant Games of America will be held at The Meadowlands in New Jersey from July 17 – 22, 2020. The event is a celebration of the miracle of organ donation and pays tribute to donor families and living donors. Transplant recipients and donors compete in Olympic styled events. The event also features opening and closing ceremonies, a donor tribute, and other special events. Teams are forming all across New York! To register for the team closest to you visit For more information email

17 Sep 2019

Kidney Club Expands

Our Albany area monthly support group meetings “Kidney Club” will undergo an expansion starting with the October 13, 2019 meeting. The new format is as follows:

Pediatric support group will meet from 11 am until 12 noon

CKD and Dialysis support group will meet from 12:30 until 1:30 pm

Post Transplant support group will meet from 2 – 3 pm.

Meetings are held in the Foundation’s office on Colvin Avenue and are facilitated by transplant recipient Tina Sheridan. Each meeting features an activity or brief topic addressing an area of importance when managing kidney disease and life after transplant, followed by open discussion and sharing. For more information on the Kidney Club and how we can establish one in your area, email
06 Jun 2019

New Mental Health Resources Now Available!

New mental health resources are now available! We have depression screenings and resource guides along with some other new helpful materials. If you’re interested in obtaining any of these resources please email us at