Did you know that kidney disease is more common than you think?
- 1 in 9 Americans (26 million people) live with Chronic Kidney Disease.
- 1 in 3 adults (73 million people) are at-risk because they have high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease. Those who are obese, elderly, or part of a minority group are at increased risk.
- 1 in 2 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime.
- On average, 13 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant.
Kidney disease can no longer be ignored.
There is no cure for kidney disease, but the good news is that early detection can make a major difference and the National Kidney Foundation is working to get the message out to individuals, healthcare professionals, and other supporters who need to hear it most.
Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation is considered to be a thought leader in the field of kidney disease? NKF aims to share knowledge so that everyone – the general public, patients, medical professionals, public officials, etc. – has accurate information about the kidney and an appropriate sense of urgency around kidney disease.
NKF leverages their knowledge and experience to promote their Three Pillars: Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment.
National Kidney Foundation carries out this work at a national level, as well as through local offices in Cincinnati and other regions throughout the country. This structure enables NKF to drive national dialogue around kidney health while simultaneously providing opportunities for individuals to access resources and support the organization’s work in their own communities.
NKF’s impact will be strengthened by the power of your support.
For more information about National Kidney Foundation, please visit kidney.org.