About National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Connecticut is a voluntary, non-profit, service organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary diseases and improving care and services for affected individuals through research, public and professional education, and patient services. Established in 1964, NKF of CT provides information on kidney disease, stones, kidney failure, dialysis, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It conducts Quality-of-Life conferences for dialysis and transplants patients; provides Pre-Dialysis information packets; educates nurses about their role in the organ donation process; and makes research funds available to renal physicians, nurses, social workers, and dietitians to encourage new investigators. The Foundation also funds a Research Database of kidney and urology patients in Connecticut as a resource for scientific research. In addition, the Foundation creates specialized task forces; holds patient forums and annual medical symposia; and offers patient services, including financial assistance and medical identification jewelry. The NKF of Connecticut sponsors Kidney Early Evaluation Program screenings to detect high-risk populations for kidney disease. The NKF of Connecticut also has the KidNeeds Program, which sponsors events for pediatric kidney patients and their families. The Foundation also offers referrals and provides educational and support information through its database, quarterly newsletter, new patient information packets, annual reports, audio-visual materials, and pamphlet series.