Your support gives her strength

As we continue our Season of Strength Campaign, we need you to stand with us for kidney patients like Caroline.

Caroline feels thankful to not be spending another holiday season in the hospital or worrying about dialysis thanks to her kidney transplant.

When Caroline was 10, she was diagnosed with double viral pneumonia. After weeks without improvement, she was admitted to a hospital and found out she had stage 4 kidney disease—caused by damage from the flu.

Kidney disease turned her whole family’s life around. Her mother Angela shares, “In the beginning, I thought we could fix it with diet but soon realized we couldn’t.” Caroline had to be homeschooled by her mother because dialysis left her too weak for regular school. Sleepovers and going out of town for the holidays were out of the question. Her immune system was just too weak, and she needed a hospital nearby.

Caroline is doing so much better thanks to her transplant, but there are many more who aren’t so lucky. That’s why we’re so grateful for this special match of $75,000. Any gift you send by December 31 will be twice as strong to provide kidney patients critical care in their time of need.

Give now and your gift will be doubled by the match.

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Did you know?

The American Kidney Fund’s consistent exceptional ratings set us apart from our peers and demonstrate that we are using your donations wisely to pursue and achieve long-term change.

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We spend 97 cents of every dollar on patients and programs.

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We have earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 17 consecutive years.

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One of the Best Charities for Your Donations by Consumer Reports

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CharityWatch A+ Top-Rated Charity

With caring people like you by our side, we are doing good in the kidney community every day.

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21,000 patients have received safety-net grants over the past two years to pay for medications and transportation

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More than 10,000 at risk for kidney disease in 25 cities will receive free kidney health screenings this year

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More than 1,000 dialysis patients were able to receive kidney transplants this year with AKF's financial assistance

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Over 70,000 kidney patients have been able to maintain their health insurance coverage in 2018

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Over $1 million in emergency assistance, through our Disaster Relief Program, has been provided to nearly 4,000 people in the past year

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More than 10,000 people have received information about clinical trials

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Clinical research funding for 43 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellows has been awarded since 1989

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Nearly 8,000 messages were sent in the last 24 months to lawmakers advocating for kidney research and the rights of kidney patients and transplant recipients