Join us to fight kidney disease on all fronts
Kidney Month Brings Us Together
AKF encourages the kidney community and beyond to come together this March in support of all those affected by kidney disease. A time of unity and action, Kidney Month provides an opportunity to support our effort to empower and educate the 37 million people in the United States living with kidney disease.
Learn more about Kidney Month and find ways to get involved.
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Our impact: Putting people at the center of everything we do
- 157 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 6Dialysis patients assisted
AKF changes more lives than any other kidney organization, providing direct assistance to 1 in 6 low-income dialysis patients and thousands of transplant patients in the U.S.
Join us for Kidney Action Week
Join the kidney health community for essential educational information and resources
This Kidney Month, we encourage you to take action on kidney health by registering for Kidney Action Week, a free, weeklong virtual event starting March 20 that connects you with other patients, nephrologists, renal dietitians, caregivers and other kidney experts. We're offering sessions throughout the week that will provide you with information, tools and resources to help you prevent kidney disease or take the best care of yourself if you have it.
Latest from AKF
AKF encourages the kidney community and beyond to come together this March in support of all those affected by kidney disease.
Since 2021, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) has graded each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia on how well their laws encourage living organ donation and reduce barriers for living donors.
Visit our new website that aimes at improving health equity in kidney disease, with a focus on reaching people from racial and ethnic minority groups who are most disproportionately affected by end stage renal disease (kidney failure).
News and blogs
American Kidney Fund Brings Kidney Health Education to All During Fourth Annual Virtual Kidney Action Week on March 20-24
Congressional Briefing on March 23 Will Address Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, Leading Causes of Kidney Disease.
American Kidney Fund Names Transplant Nephrologist Dr. Silas Norman as Chair of National Board of Trustees
Three new Board members also installed at organization's March 10 Board meeting.
American Kidney Fund Announces 2023 Class of Corporate Members Supporting the Fight Against Kidney Disease
The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced its 2023 Class of Corporate Members, strategic partners in its Corporate Membership Program.
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.