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: 

scientific research

We invest in the future of medicine by funding innovative research at top-tier laboratories.

community education

We host numerous free educational events, and connect patients to resources and information.

government advocacy

We work with elected officials to shape public policy and increase support for kidney disease.

public health

We provide free kidney health screenings, and help communities take charge of their health. 

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.

Lets three children diagnosed with kidney disease escape from the ordinary with a week at the fun-filled Kidney Camp.

Funds a full, complimentary KidneyMobile screening event, and allows over 60 people to be tested for kidney disease.

OUR IMPACT

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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.

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.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Become a Donor

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.

Sign up to Help

Lend a hand by volunteering, becoming a kidney advocate, attending an event, or even hosting your own fundraiser on our behalf.

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toll free: (800) 9 - KIDNEY

fax: (312) 321 - 1505

e-mail: kidney@nkfi.org

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