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Recently Diagnosed

Visit our patients and families resource center to begin the process of putting a treatment plan into place and actively managing your health.

Get Screened

Learn about your risk for kidney disease and take charge of your health at one of our free, kidney health screening events. 

Get Involved

Help us support kidney disease patients by volunteering, becoming an advocate, or participating in a #TeamKidney event.

Our MISSION

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment.

DONATE NOW

Help the NKFI create resources for patients and communities touched by kidney disease, and give hope to the millions of families that face the challenges of a CKD diagnosis.

HOW YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Our community of hope and progress starts with you.

The passion and dedication of our supporters powers all our efforts, and is at the heart of all our accomplishments in patient services, community education, professional development, and advocacy.

BE AN ORGAN DONOR

Offer a patient battling kidney disease a new beginning, and change the course of their family's future by giving the most extraordinary gift imaginable: the gift of life. 

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Gift of Life

Spend an evening with leaders in government, medicine, and business and help the NKFI fund our free educational seminars and kidney screening events.

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Walk for Kidneys

Join nearly 4,000 of your fellow NKFI supporters for an incredible display of community spirit, and help push the fight against kidney disease into the future, and closer to the finish line.

2018 Middle Market Open - Conway Farms

Enjoy a day of friendly competition and join leaders from Chicago's business community in supporting the future of the NKFI's community programs.

GIVE THE GIFT OF A SECOND CHANCE

To date, our KidneyMobile® program has provided more than 55,000 free kidney disease screenings across the state of Illinois.

 

70% of the screened participants had at least one abnormal test result, and more than 45% were immediately referred to a physician or health center.

EVERY YEAR WE INVEST MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

We offer help and information to patients and families, and connect them to valuable resources. Including:

WE WORK WITH EXPERTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH EVENTS
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Through our national initiative, The Big Ask, The Big Give, we give patients who are considering organ donation the tools they need to ask their families, loved ones and communities for help.

We collaborate with lawmakers, medical experts, and civic leaders to shape public policy on behalf of families affected by kidney disease

 

 We work to ensure that the State of Illinois does its best to offer excellent care and support for kidney disease patients, people on dialysis, and organ donors

WE ARE LEADERS IN RESEARCH
 
ALONG WITH OUR NKF AFFILIATES AND DIVISIONS, WE HAVE HELPED FUND OVER ONE THIRD OF ALL KIDNEY DISEASE RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES
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