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National Kidney Foundation

MISSION

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES

Today, the National Kidney Foundation participates in research that is helping advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease, treatment and patient outcomes. Test results from NKF's Kidney Early Evaluation Program are studied and analyzed to help doctors find ways to improve outcomes and better treat kidney disease in specific, at-risk populations. In 2011, NKF also launched its first ever cross-sectional multi-site study that assessed how chronic kidney disease is being identified and managed in those most at risk—Type II diabetic patients.

Using the contributions of leading investigators from 45 studies, the NKF is creating and analyzing the world's largest dataset about patient outcomes at all stages of chronic kidney disease. Since it's a spectrum disease, at each stage, people experience different complications- from stroke and hypertension to infections and acute kidney disease. This research is examining how these complications impact a patient's prognosis at each stage.

THE RESULTS

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal provides the giving public with an easily recognizable symbol which certifies that the National Kidney Foundation meets the comprehensive standards of America's most experienced charity evaluator.