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Phone: 800-638-8299
11921 Rockville Pike
Suite 300

Rockville
Maryland 20852
USA
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Target demographics: Kidney patients and people at risk for kidney disease

Direct beneficiaries per year: 66,300 dialysis patients maintained health insurance coverage; 18,900 dialysis patients received Safety Net grants for treatment necessities not covered by insurance, such as transportation to dialysis, nutritional products and emergency assistance; 2,100 dialysis patients received donated medications; 112 patients received Disaster Relief grants to assist when natural disasters struck their local communities; 53 children with kidney disease received grants to attend summer camp.

Geographic areas served: All 50 states

Programs: Thanks to the generosity of many Americans who care about their friends and neighbors with kidney disease, in 2013 the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related financial assistance to more than 87,000 people—1 out of every 5 dialysis patients in the United States. Ninety-seven cents of every dollar spent by the American Kidney Fund in 2013 went directly to programs and services. Millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund’s efforts to fight kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses, online outreach, and toll-free health information HelpLine (866-300-2900).

Mission:
The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.
Results:
The American Kidney Fund has been assisting patients with kidney disease since 1971 and leads the nation in charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure. In addition, millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund’s efforts to fight kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses, online outreach, and toll-free health information HelpLine (866-300-2900).

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I cant thank this organization enough for their help while my husband was battling kidney disease. My husband , Jerry, was on dialysis for 2 1/2 years and couldnt work so his health insurance was Medicare only with a supplemental but it was expensive for us. I work 2 jobs so it was difficult to ... more »
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07/01/11
The American Kidney Fund aims to reduce kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses. I am impressed that 97cents of every dollar spent by AKF goes directly to programs and services... more »
06/30/11
I became interested in kidney disease when my father died of renal cancer. I learned about the American Kidney Fund and found it to be a great resource for information. They do a lot of good for a lot of people... more »
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