March is Kidney Month: A Time of Unity and Action

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.

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Kidney Action Week - 2023

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.

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New AKF microsite focuses on disparities 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, there is a disproportionate burden on communities of color.

By visiting, you'll find resources centered around AKF's four pillars that comprise AKF's health equity initiative, including:

  • Preventing and slowing the progression of kidney disease
  • Increasing diversity in clinical trials to reflect the populations the medications will treat
  • Increasing awareness and utilization of home dialysis, which can result in better outcomes, as an available treatment option
  • Increasing access and removing barriers to kidney transplantation among people of color

Learn how to keep your kidneys healthy during Kidney Month and beyond

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What do people know about their kidneys?

We took to the streets in Washington, D.C. to find out and get some very interesting answers...see for yourself! 


Test your knowledge and take our kidney quiz

Do you know what you don't know about your kidneys and kidney disease? Empower yourself and get the facts about kidney disease — how to prevent it, how to treat it, and more.

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    What do your kidneys do?

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    The kidneys filter out waste and extra fluid from the blood. They also help keep bones healthy, make red blood cells, control blood pressure, and keep the right amount of minerals in your body.

This quiz is purely informational and should not take the place of consultation with your physician or any medical diagnosis.

Thank you to our Kidney Month sponsors