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The National Kidney Foundation's advocacy movement is for all people affected by CKD, transplant candidates and recipients, living and potential donors, donor families and caregivers. We empower, educate and encourage you to get involved on issues relating to CKD, donation and transplantation.

Thankful for our advocates this Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving upon us, we wish you all a happy and safe holiday! We also want to express how thankful we are at the National Kidney Foundation for you, and for all of our many amazing advocates who work tirelessly … Continue reading

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A lame duck opportunity for Congress to help kidney transplant patients

By Matthew Fitting, NKF Director of Grassroots Advocacy With federal lawmakers returning to Washington post-election, the next few weeks are their last opportunity to pass legislation ahead of a new year and new Congress. With more co-sponsors in the House … Continue reading

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Medicare Open Enrollment season is here!

Medicare Open Enrollment season is here and runs through December 7th. Just as in past years, open enrollment is a time for people enrolled in Medicare to change their Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan). A new change this year also allows people on dialysis or living with a … Continue reading

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Stay safe this election season: Get a flu shot!

This year, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help spread the word that everyone, especially patients with kidney disease, should get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that people get … Continue reading

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Helping every #KidneyVoter make sure their voice is safely heard

By Matthew Fitting, NKF Director of Grassroots Advocacy Ahead of Election Day this November and with voters already casting ballots in many states, NKF continues its work to support every kidney patient as they safely make their voice heard at … Continue reading

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NKF Advocate Speaks at CMS Roundtable on Kidney Care

By Amber Pettis, kidney transplant recipient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee member I recently had the honor of attending roundtable hosted by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator, Seema Verma and HCA Healthcare. I was glad to offer … Continue reading

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Kidney Patients Blaze a Virtual Trail on Capitol Hill!

On Wednesday, September 16th, more than 150 advocates from 43 states representing kidney patients nationwide and on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), PKD Foundation, Alport Syndrome Foundation, and IGA Nephropathy Foundation met virtually with more than 160 legislators … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Won’t Stop Kidney Advocates

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient Always ready to take action no matter what, when or where, this week 150 kidney patient advocates from around the country will be Zooming with Members of Congress … Continue reading

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Educating Congress Virtually This Week!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have enormous impacts on our nation especially kidney patients, and the presidential election approaches, this is an ideal time for kidney patients, caregivers, living kidney donors and practitioners to make Congress aware of the … Continue reading

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A step forward for home dialysis innovation

By Miriam Godwin, NKF Health Policy Director Each year, NKF provides input on what is known as the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS). This is an annual regulation put forth by the Centers for Medicare and … Continue reading

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