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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.

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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.

Our commitment to diversity, equity &  Inclusion

We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, individuals and communities served feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability or education. 

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. 

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Whether you're a patient, caregiver, loved one, or just want to learn more about chronic kidney disease, we invite you to attend one of our free patient educational programs held throughout the  year, across the state. 

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Renal dietitians and licensed nutritionists are invited to earn continuing education credits while networking with colleagues at this day-long event. Discounts available for early registration. 

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Join 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.

GIVE THE GIFT OF A SECOND CHANCE

KNOW YOUR KIDNEYs:
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OUR MISSION IN ACTION

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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  • May 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Williamson County Programs on Aging, 1201 Weaver Rd, Herrin, IL 62948
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • May 27, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Casa Esperanza Community Center, 1115 23rd Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • May 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 03, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Loretto Hospital, 645 S Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Parroquia Luterana Sagrado Corazón, 658 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 20, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Fairmont City Community Center, 4001 Cookson Rd, Fairmont City, IL 62201
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 21, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    East St. Louis City Hall, 301 River Park Drive, East St Louis, IL 62201
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 22, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    NAACP Madison, 1302 Klein Ave, Venice, IL 62090
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 23, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Madison County Health Department, 101 E Edwardsville Rd, Wood River, IL 62095
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jun 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 Illinois Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 4432 N Troy St, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Aug 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, 204 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Aug 26, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Town of Cicero, 4949 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Sep 14, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, 1600 W Walnut St, Jacksonville, IL 62650
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Sep 15, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Quincy Senior and Family Resource Ctr., 639 York St, Quincy, IL 62301
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Sep 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    St. John's Lutheran Church, 2000 Luther Dr, Peru, IL 61354
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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  • Sep 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Rockford Nephrology Associates, 612 Roxbury Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
    Attend this free, kidney-health screening and learn about your risk for kidney disease. Please note: registration is NOT necessary to attend. If you would like to register, we will send you an e-mail reminder about your plans to attend a day before the event.
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