About us

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights on all fronts for 37 million Americans living with kidney disease. Thanks to our compassionate community, we can be there for patients wherever they are in their illness. No other organization takes a more comprehensive approach, or makes a greater direct impact on patients' lives.

Miles Raley, age 10, at Camp All Stars
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Our vision: A world without kidney disease

That's why we're on a mission of fighting kidney disease and helping people live healthier lives. We are working on ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. 

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Con el AKF, su ayuda llega más lejos

Esto fue lo que lograron en 2021 sus donaciones al AKF.

157 transplants monthly

157 transplants monthly

157 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.

$450,000 in disaster grants

$450,000 in disaster grants

$450,000 provided to more than 2,400 kidney patients affected by natural disasters.

51 scientists

51 scientists

51 alumni and current AKF scientists advanced nephrology research.

100,000+ resources

100,000+ resources

100,000 resources for kidney-friendly eating were downloaded.

80,000 patients

80,000 patients

More than 80,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford health care coverage and other treatment-related expenses.

19 million people

19 million people

More than 19 million people connected with vital health information on KidneyFund.org.

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Join the AKF team

Find a career that offers you a strong sense of purpose, knowing that you're making a concrete difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families.

 

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Media center and newsroom

Find the latest on the American Kidney Fund's efforts to fight kidney disease on all fronts. View media contacts, press releases, news and more. 

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