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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

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2014 Walk Registration is Open

Start your new year off right and walk, or run, for someone you love!  2014 Walk/Run Regisration is open!  We have events in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Massena, Oneonta, and Poughkeepsie.  Click here to get started!

Paul McCartney tickets? We got em!

Paul McCartney is coming to the Times Union Center on July 5!  The concert is SOLD OUT but we have your chance to win two premium, floor level seats (Section 103).  We are raffling off these premium seats and tickets are just $20 each or six tickets for $100.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get your tickets y clicking on the link below!

Calling all Transplant Athletes

Team Northeast is forming for the Transplant Games of America. Join us in Houston July 11-15 and celebrate life!  Anyone that has received an organ transplant as well as living donors are eligible to compete in the games.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information on joining our local team, call 518-533-7880.  For more information on the games, visit

Gift of Life Celebration Honorees Named

The Northeast Kidney Foundation announced its honorees for the 2014 Gift of Life Celebrations to be held in Buffalo on April 10 and Albany on May 22.

Buffalo honorees include:  Freed Maxick CPA's, PC, who will receive the Jeff Stolzenburg Legacy Award; Kristen Matteson, DO, who will receive the Contributions to Healthcare Award; Eunice Thomas, NP, who will receive the Clinicial of the Year Award; and Carol Tompolski, RN, who will receive the Public Service Award. The event will be held at Brookfield Country Club on April 10.

Albany honorees include:  J. Eric King and Kathy Thiel, who will receive the Edwin Sperber Legacy Award; and Saratoga Hospital who will receive the Contributions to Healthcare Award.  The event will be held at the Hilton Albany on May 22.

For tickets and sponsorship information call 518-533-7880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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:

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 at some of those who are waiting - click here!

Liberty Mutual Invitational Returns, 2nd Event added in Buffalo

Golf fans - the Liberty Mutual Invitational returns to the Capital Region once again.  Join us on September 29 at Albany Country Club for the area's premiere charity tournament, featuring gifts and prizes you won't find at any other local tournament.  A second tournament has been added in Buffalo at Brookfield Country Club on September 22.

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 is a seasonal favorite!  Try Nik's mac n cheese!  And, for footbal Sundays try taco dip and crispy Buffalo chicken wings