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Advocate for Kidney Patients

The American Kidney Fund advocates for policies to improve the health of millions of Americans and their families who are living with, or are at risk of developing, kidney disease. Our Advocates make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their communities, spreading awareness of kidney disease and empowering those at risk to live healthier lives.

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AKF Advocate Spotlight

The American Kidney Fund highlights members of our Advocacy Network who are working to increase awareness of kidney disease in their communities.

Anthony Brown - August 2014

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown of Queens Village, N.Y., didn’t think much about kidney disease until he found out his mother’s kidneys were failing—shocking news, considering that she had no symptoms. Anthony decided to donate a kidney to his mother, a life-changing decision that enabled her to bypass dialysis and helped ensure that she would be around to share his life’s major milestones. Read more >>



Advocacy 101

Constituent-to-elected official is the most effective form of advocacy:  This section highlights some tips to allow you to communicate effectively with your elected officials.


Action Center

Keeping policymakers informed is an important aspect in the fight against kidney disease.  Use our Action Alerts to send personalized letters to your representatives in Congress on key issues impacting kidney patients and their families.


Policy Issues

The American Kidney Fund continuously monitors federal regulations and legislation that affect kidney patients and their families.


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