how you change lives
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to improve the lives of patients and families touched by kidney disease through your passion and generosity. Your donations allow us to touch thousands of lives, and every gift you make brings us one step closer to a healthier future.
PATIENT DRIVEN PROGRAMS
With your help, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois takes action on behalf of people affected by kidney disease by pursuing strategies in four, key areas:
We invest in the future of medicine by funding innovative research at top-tier laboratories.
We host numerous free educational events, and connect patients to resources and information.
We work with elected officials to shape public policy and increase support for kidney disease.
YOUR GIFT IN ACTION
how your passion pushes us foward
Provides comprehensive health screenings, medical consultation, and follow-up support for three people at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
Funds a full, complimentary KidneyMobile screening event, and allows over 60 people to be tested for kidney disease.
EVERY YEAR WE INVEST MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Every year we are able to provide approximately 60 free, kidney health screening events, test nearly 3,500 Illinois residents for common kidney disease risk factors, and connect with more than 70,000 patients, families and caretakers via seminars, lectures, and webinars.
WE WORK WITH EXPERTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO DEVELOP FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH EVENTS
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
To date, our KidneyMobile® program has provided more than 55,000 free kidney 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.
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
FIND STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY
Read stories from other NKFI supporters whose lives have been affected by our work. Explore varied tales of advocacy, organ donation, kidney transplantation, fundraising with Team Kidney, and much, much more.
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When you give a gift to the NKFI, you help push scientific research to new heights, and create resources for patients and their loved ones.