There’s no time for us to wait.

Kidney disease is the fastest-growing non-contagious disease in the United States. You have the power to help those at risk and those living with kidney disease today.

9th leading cause of death in the United States

37 million Americans have kidney disease

96% of people with early kidney disease don't know they have it

97¢ of every donated dollar goes directly to patients and programs.

Here’s what your donations to AKF accomplished in 2020.

$3.1 million
provided for more than 12,000 kidney patients in critical need through our Coronavirus Emergency Fund
dialysis patients maintained critically needed health coverage
17 million
people connected with vital health information on
dialysis patients had kidney transplants each month with our financial help
patients and professional took our online courses and webinars
alumni and current AKF scientists advanced nephrology research
Fighting On All Fronts
When you join our fight, you change lives.
You help us empower people to prevent kidney disease and slow its progression. You make lifesaving health care affordable and accessible for patients. You support innovations in education for patients and professionals. You promote advances in nephrology research. You’re by our side as we fight for patient rights in Congress and the states. And, you help us give voice to the patient story.

People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the American Kidney Fund.