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NKF Helps Hurricane Residents Get Back On Track

NKF Offers Assistance for Flood VictimsWith over two million people evacuated and another one million without power, residents of the Southeastern United States are dealing with the aftermath of recent major hurricanes. NKF can help. If you have kidney disease and were affected by the hurricanes, please ask your dialysis unit or transplant center social worker to contact NKF to find out if you are eligible for assistance. You can download the Financial Assistance Grant Application for those affected by the storms here.

NKF and ANNA Develop Patient Assessment Tool for ESRD Facilities

NKF, its professional councils, and ANNA (the American Nephrology Nurses Association) have developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient assessment to assist ESRD facilities in complying with the new Conditions for Coverage that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released in April. We invite all health care professionals to review and comment on this tool, which can be accessed in PDF format here. After reading, you can submit any comments or feedback you have to the authors by clicking here.

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc (NKF)., is the major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. The NKF achieves life-saving results today through the contributions of a generous public including participation in NKF signature initiatives such as the Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation program, Kidney Walks and the NKF Golf Classic.