National Kidney Foundation

Mission Statement

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

About National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. Our local division in the Delaware Valley serves Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware.

Most people in the United States have a close connection to kidney disease, although they may not know it. One in three Americans over age 20 - 73 Million people - are at risk for developing kidney disease due to factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease. It is often called the "Silent Killer" because it has no recognizable symptoms. The NKF works to help people understand the risks, learn how to manage their current health, and support those who currently suffer from kidney disease or kidney failure.

Contact Information

Marielle Van Thuyne Phone: (215) 923-8611 marielle.vanthuyne@kidney.org