American Kidney Fund
Rating: 4.73 stars 11 reviews
Location: 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300 Rockville MD 20852 USA
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).
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).
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My son has chronic renal disease. I donated my kidney to him in December of 2010. This organization provides accurate information for both the donor and recipient.
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learning about laws associated with donating a kidney. Education on medications and costs associated with antirejection medications. I have contacted my congresswoman regarding the fact that medicare does not cover the medications after 3 years and that can mean that some recipients cannot afford the meds and can go into rejection. I asked for antirejection meds to be covered for a lifetime.
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