Changing the lives of 37 million people with kidney disease
Your donation allows AKF to support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease – from prevention through transplant. We provide lifesaving financial assistance and life-changing educational resources, and for more than 50 years, we have fought on all fronts for millions of people impacted by kidney disease. Putting patients first, driving innovation, and leading the charge on health equity, AKF makes an impact in the lives of millions with kidney disease.Donate today
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Our impact: Putting people at the center of everything we do
- 147 transplants a monthMore than any kidney nonprofit
AKF makes 7% of all kidney transplants in the U.S. possible.
- Advancing researchFor 30+ years
Our Clinical Scientist in Nephrology program identifies and funds the most promising researchers who will advance innovation in kidney disease treatment.
- 1 in 7Dialysis patients assisted
AKF changes more lives than any other kidney organization, providing direct assistance to 1 in 7 low-income dialysis patients and thousands of transplant patients in the U.S.
AKF Announces April 30 as the First Annual APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease (AMKD) Awareness Day
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is proud to announce that April 30, 2024 will mark the nation's first ever AMKD Awareness Day.
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We're fighting for kidney equity in kidney disease
Everyone deserves to be as healthy as they can, no matter where they live, what language they speak or the color of their skin. But in kidney disease, race and ethnicity play a significant role. At the American Kidney Fund, we are working to change that.
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C3G is a disease that causes inflammation and damage to the filters of your kidneys. Learn about the causes and treatment options.
View our favorite kidney-friendly recipes that you can make and enjoy as the weather starts to cool down.
Run or walk 37 miles in October to raise awareness and donations that will support kidney patients across the U.S. Challenge yourself to stay active, while helping us bring kidney patients the education, resources and treatments they need to manage their disease.
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In honor of Black History Month, AKF is celebrating a pioneer in the field of kidney transplant surgeries: Dr. Samuel Lee Kountz Jr.
2023 was a big year for the kidney disease research and it can be challenging to keep up with it all. Fortunately, AKF has been keeping tabs on these headlines for you.
How AKF Ambassador Katie Hallum's TikTok video led to her finding a match to be her living kidney donor
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) commends Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) for introducing the New Era of Preventing End-Stage Kidney Disease Act (H.R. 6790), bipartisan legislation that will expand community and health care provider awareness and improve diagnosis of rare kidney diseases.
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will convene more than 100 medical leaders, patient advocates and academic and industry leaders for the fourth national summit of its Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease (UCKD) Project, which seeks to improve understanding of how undiagnosed or misdiagnosed causes of kidney disease directly impact patient care and outcomes.
Publication summarizes policy solutions arising from AKF's 2023 Patient Access Initiative Summit
Your donation fuels our fight
When you give to AKF, you do more than make a donation. You provide lifesaving assistance when patients have nowhere else to turn. You demonstrate that someone cares. And you join us in fighting kidney disease on all fronts: from prevention and research to treatment and transplant.