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Direct Patient Assistance, Extending a Helping Hand and a Life Line
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Free Screening Programs, to Help Identify Kidney Disease in Early Stages, When it's Most Treatable
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School Based Programs, so we can Teach our Kids about Lifelong Kidney Health
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Empowering Patients Through Advocacy, Protecting Access to Medication and Treatment
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Education, For the Public, Patients and Professionals
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Local Research: Funding Critical Research to Improve Patient Outcomes, Right Here at Home
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Giving Kidney Disease a Voice and a Sense of Community

BBL Companies, St. Peter's Health Partners to be Honored

BBL Companies and St. Peter's Health Partners will be honored at the annual Gift of Life Celebration on May 21.  The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, and will feature a cocktail hour, networking, live and silent auctions, and themed entertainment by Hey Jude.  View the event invitation here.  Sponsorship, ad and ticket information can be found here.  Call 518-533-7880 for more information.

2015 Walk/Run Registration is Open!

Spring is just a few short weeks away and that means it's walk season!  Registration is now open for the 2015 walks and 5k runs!  Events are being held in Albany, Buffalo, Glens Falls, Hornell and Poughkeepsie.  Click here to register and start fundraising today!  Be sure and help us spread the word and invite your friends, family, co workers and neighbors out to a walk or a run near you!  All funds raised stay in the local community - putting your dollars to work right at home!  For more information on any of the 2015 events, call 800-999-9697 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Watch for our Fundraising Friday promotions and you could win a great prize!


Nominations being accepted for Kathleen LeBeau Patient Empowerment Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Kathleen LeBeau Patient Empowerment Award.  Established in 2014, the award seeks to honor the legacy of Kathleen LeBeau, longtime patient advocate and former patient services and public policy director for the Northeast Kidney Foundation. The award will be presented June 14, 2015 at the Albany Kidney Walk and 5K Run.  To read more about the award and to submit a nomination, click here.

Northeast Kidney Foundation Joins Coalition to Promote Living Donation

The Northeast Kidney Foundation joined with other nonprofits around the country in efforts to increase living kidney donation.  The coalition titled "Coalition to Promote Living Kidney Donation" seeks to, among other things, encourage HRSA to change its stance and support policies that promote living kidney donation.  To learn more about the coalition and to weigh in, visit and like the coalition's facebook page.

Kidney Perspectives: Join our Kidney Blogger

Do you wonder what this journey is like for others affected by renal health issues ?  Well, now you can follow along with our "Kidney Blogger," sharing every facet of a life lived dealing with kidney disease, dialysis, transplant, the renal diet, medications, vascular access - and how to survive and thrive!

Nikki's Kitchen

Try these fabulous recipes from our ver own Nicolette  Buell.  Nicollette has had FSGS since 1992 and is currently on dialysis and awaiting a second kidney transplant. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  She shares "You don't have to forego great taste just because you're on dialysis.  My recipes are kidney friendly and renal dietician approved, fun and easy!"  Go ahead, give them a try!   This month's new recipe, roasted chicken thighs, is perfect for this time of year.  Go ahead give it a try!  Try Nik's mac n cheese!  And, for footbal Sundays try taco dip and crispy Buffalo chicken wings 

2015 Research Applications Now Being Accepted

The Northeast Kidney Foundation has announced its 2015 research program.  Applications are being accepted from new or experienced researchers.  A maximum of three awards will be given.  The maximum amount of each award is $10,000.  Details and application form can be found here.

Kidney Connection can Help Those Waiting for Kidney Transplant

  • Are you a dialysis patient or currently on the transplant waiting list?
  • Are you someone that would save a life if you could?
  • Then you’re on your way to making the kidney connection!

Kidney Connection is a FREE service that allows those in need of a kidney to share their story in the hope that someone willing to be a donor will step forward and be tested.  All we do is make the “connection” – the introduction, and from there you will work with the transplant center to determine whether the connection is a match!  Take a look - you never know what will inspire you!  

Join the Kidney Club

Looking for a way to connect with other patients and family members?  Want a place to ask questions and share experiences?  Then join the kidney club, monthly support group meetings for patients, family members and friends.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

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