National Kidney Federation

The National Kidney Federation (NKF) is the largest kidney patient charity in the UK, and is run by kidney patients, for kidney patients.

Founded in 1978, the NKF has two key roles to play as a kidney charity: campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and national patient support services.

Did you know...

The charity supports the two million people in the UK suffering from under-performing kidneys to kidney failure (as well as transplant patients and carers) and also runs a Helpline that is free to call from any UK landline.

The NKF lobbied for, and got, an All Party Parliamentary Kidney Group of 174 MPs and Lords established in Parliament which now ensures daily collaboration between both parties which helps keep renal disease at the forefront of everyone's minds.

Until recently, the NKF did not raise money directly from the public, instead it was supported in its work by the renal industries surrounding and supporting care of the disease. It exists solely because of the generosity of those sponsors, however money is always tight, and much more could be done with greater sponsorship.

Other ways to support

NKF offers a vast array of sponsored events which you can take part in e.g. cycling; running; parachuting


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