Making Lives Better

Summer Camperships:

The NeKF provides funding for school age dialysis and transplant patients to attend a summer camp in the Catskills.  For information email carol@healthykidneys.org

Transplant Games of America:

The NeKF supports a team of local transplant recipients to compete at the Transplant Games of America.  The transplant games celebrate life, pay tribute to organ donors and donor families, bring awareness to the need for more organ donors and demonstrate the success of transplantation.  If you are a transplant or bone marrow recipient, a living donor or donor family and would like to get involved in the transplant games or in becoming a donation and transplant advocate, please email carol@healthykidneys.org

Support Groups:

The NeKF hosts the Kidney Club, a monthly support group that provides information as well as volunteer kidney buddies that are on hand to assist patients and families.  Meetings are currently held in Albany and Fishkill, New locations are added all the time! Please contact carol@healthykidneys.org for more information about starting a kidney club in your area.  Albany meetings are held the second Sunday of the month at the NeKF office at 501 New Karner Road from 12 noon until 2 pm; Fishkill meetings are held third Sunday of the month at the Mt. Zion Episcopal Church from 1:30 until 3:30.

Patient Outings:

The NeKF offers several yearly patient and family outings, including an annual summer picnic and a holiday party for pediatric kidney patients and their families.  Kidney disease can be overwhelming and the opportunity to connect with others that have similar challenges is vital to empowering patients.  Email info@healthykidneys.org for more information.

Medical I.D. Jewelry:

The NeKF provides patients with free medical I.D. necklaces and bracelets that contain important medical information in case of an emergency.  Contact your social worker for an application or email info@healthykidneys.org for more information.  

Emergency Assistance:

The NeKF offers emergency grants to patients in unforeseen, yet resolvable, financial crisis.  Grant funds can be used for medical, housing and nutrition expenses.  Contact your social worker for an application or email info@healthykidneys.org.  Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.

Transportation Subsidies:

The NeKF provides funds for non-Medicaid patients to subsidize the cost of travel to and from dialysis treatment units.  Contact your social worker for an application or email info@healthykidneys.org for information.  Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability

Nutrition Supplements:

The NeKF provides nutrition supplements for dialysis patients that are exhibiting symptoms of malnourishment.  Email info@healthykidneys.org for information.  Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability

For a complete guide to our patient assistance funds including policies and procedures, click here.