In our first year, we provided financial assistance to 79 patients who would not have otherwise been able to pay for dialysis.

Over the years, with the support of a caring public, the American Kidney Fund grew into the nation’s leading provider of charitable assistance to kidney failure patients. In 2018, we helped more than 87,000 low-income U.S. dialysis and transplant patients pay for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. Since our founding, we have provided financial assistance to more than 1.5 million patients.