American Kidney Fund
Our vision: A world without kidney disease.
American Kidney Fund
Why our mission matters

Why our mission matters

With more than 31 million people living with kidney disease the American Kidney Fund’s mission of education, prevention and treatment-related financial assistance has never been more important.

Nearly half a million people in this country have kidney failure and rely on dialysis to survive. We’re dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it.

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Calendar Kids

Vote for your favorite!

Voting is open for this year's Calendar Kids Art Contest! Tell us which art, created by a kid fighting kidney disease, deserves to be on the cover of next year's calendar...

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Kidney pain: Causes and treatment

Your kidneys are located in the back of your abdomen, just under your rib cage, on each side of your spine. Pain in your sides or middle to upper back could be coming from your kidneys...

Causes & treatment »

Climbing Everest: A son's tribute

Justin Condon is dedicating his climb of Mt. Everest to his late father and raising money to support AKF's lifesaving programs. "Maybe this can help make sense of his death and give it meaning..."

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5 myths about kidney disease

Check out the facts you need to know about kidney disease, in an easy-to-follow infographic format...

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March Gladness: Why a Georgia church fundraises to help kidney patients

Members of the American Kidney Fund’s KIDNEYNATION community of fundraisers come from all walks of life and they’ve been touched by kidney disease in almost every way imaginable....

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