Help families living with kidney disease stay strong

Kidney disease does not take a break during the holidays.

A young mother doesn’t get to stop going to dialysis so she can prepare for her big family celebration. Instead, she will push through her exhaustion to try to make the holidays the best she can for her children, even if she can’t afford much because of her ongoing medical expenses.

A child waiting for a kidney transplant doesn’t get to stop thinking about how her life will be different when she’s not relying on dialysis to stay alive. In fact, the main present on her wish list this holiday season is a new kidney.

The American Kidney Fund needs your help to give these families strength this holiday season—because we are stronger together.

Give now while 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