National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas

National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas Welcome to the NKFT official page! You'll find information on kidney disease and organ donation as well as health tips, recipes and more.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

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Thank you to our program chairs, Dr. Samaya Anumudu and Dr. Steve Fadem, along with everyone who attended our Profession...
11/19/2021

Thank you to our program chairs, Dr. Samaya Anumudu and Dr. Steve Fadem, along with everyone who attended our Professional Symposium – Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive last Friday! We enjoyed hearing from content experts, networking with peers and learning about new studies focused on CKD

We are proud to partner with such great sponsors and the greater kidney community, working together to promote kidney health.

If you are interested in catching the replay and earning up to 7.0 CME/CE credits – you can register and watch the recordings until January 31, 2022:

https://casehippo.com/spa/courses/resource/chronic-kidney-disease-a-deep-dive-2021/mooc/home/default

Thank you to our program chairs, Dr. Samaya Anumudu and Dr. Steve Fadem, along with everyone who attended our Professional Symposium – Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive last Friday! We enjoyed hearing from content experts, networking with peers and learning about new studies focused on CKD

We are proud to partner with such great sponsors and the greater kidney community, working together to promote kidney health.

If you are interested in catching the replay and earning up to 7.0 CME/CE credits – you can register and watch the recordings until January 31, 2022:

https://casehippo.com/spa/courses/resource/chronic-kidney-disease-a-deep-dive-2021/mooc/home/default

We are thrilled to share that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas is a recipient of a $150,000 grant award from...
11/15/2021

We are thrilled to share that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas is a recipient of a $150,000 grant award from H-E-B ! This 3-year grant will help fund our efforts to advocate for awareness and promote kidney health. Thank you H-E-B for helping us make a difference in our community and save lives!

#WeAreGrateful

We are thrilled to share that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas is a recipient of a $150,000 grant award from H-E-B ! This 3-year grant will help fund our efforts to advocate for awareness and promote kidney health. Thank you H-E-B for helping us make a difference in our community and save lives!

#WeAreGrateful

Our walkers are still #LacingUp and going strong!!There's still time to join us and donate to your favorite walker at Ki...
11/06/2021

Our walkers are still #LacingUp and going strong!!

There's still time to join us and donate to your favorite walker at KidneyWalk.org/Texas!

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk #KidneyWalkLaceUp

Our walkers are still #LacingUp and going strong!!

There's still time to join us and donate to your favorite walker at KidneyWalk.org/Texas!

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk #KidneyWalkLaceUp

#LaceUpTX🧡👟
11/06/2021

#LaceUpTX🧡👟

I walked half a mile today.

Thank you Dallas Renal Group for helping us #LaceUpTX!People are still walking and fundraising! Join us at KidneyWalk.or...
11/06/2021

Thank you Dallas Renal Group for helping us #LaceUpTX!

People are still walking and fundraising! Join us at KidneyWalk.org/Texas!

#teamDRG at the Kidney Walk today!
#laceup #laceuptexas National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas

#WalkYourWay for today's Texas Kidney Walk, and be sure to share your Walk Day photos using #KidneyWalkLaceUp & #LaceUpT...
11/06/2021

#WalkYourWay for today's Texas Kidney Walk, and be sure to share your Walk Day photos using #KidneyWalkLaceUp & #LaceUpTX

#WalkYourWay for today's Texas Kidney Walk, and be sure to share your Walk Day photos using #KidneyWalkLaceUp & #LaceUpTX

11/06/2021

Join us for a quick celebration and announcement of the top fundraisers and teams!
#LaceUpTX
#KidneyWalkLaceUp
#KidneyWalk

We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream in ONE HOUR!Tune in at 10am right here or on our Texas Ki...
11/06/2021

We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream in ONE HOUR!

Tune in at 10am right here or on our Texas Kidney Walk page, as we get ready to #WalkOurWay across Texas!

Grab a friend, tag us in all your walk day fun and use the hashtags #LaceUpTX #KidneyWalkLaceUp

It's not too late to donate to your favorite walker: kidneywalk.org/Texas

We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream in ONE HOUR!

Tune in at 10am right here or on our Texas Kidney Walk page, as we get ready to #WalkOurWay across Texas!

Grab a friend, tag us in all your walk day fun and use the hashtags #LaceUpTX #KidneyWalkLaceUp

It's not too late to donate to your favorite walker: kidneywalk.org/Texas

11/05/2021

Join us for the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk
#LaceUpTexas
#KidneyWalkLaceUp

Set your alarms for 10am tomorrow! We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream tomorrow (11/6) at 10a...
11/05/2021

Set your alarms for 10am tomorrow!

We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream tomorrow (11/6) at 10am right here and on our Texas Kidney Walk page! Join the NKF Texas team and special guests as we get ready to #WalkOurWay across the state.

Be sure to tag us in all your walk day fun and use the hashtags #LaceUpTX #KidneyWalkLaceUp

It's not too late to register or donate: kidneywalk.org/Texas

Set your alarms for 10am tomorrow!

We will kick-off the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk with a LIVE stream tomorrow (11/6) at 10am right here and on our Texas Kidney Walk page! Join the NKF Texas team and special guests as we get ready to #WalkOurWay across the state.

Be sure to tag us in all your walk day fun and use the hashtags #LaceUpTX #KidneyWalkLaceUp

It's not too late to register or donate: kidneywalk.org/Texas

Thank you to all our Texas Kidney Walk sponsors! It is with your support that we are going to have THE BEST kidney walk ...
11/05/2021

Thank you to all our Texas Kidney Walk sponsors! It is with your support that we are going to have THE BEST kidney walk yet!

Register today and join us TOMORROW for #KidneyWalkLaceUp: kidneywalk.org/Texas

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk2021

Thank you to all our Texas Kidney Walk sponsors! It is with your support that we are going to have THE BEST kidney walk yet!

Register today and join us TOMORROW for #KidneyWalkLaceUp: kidneywalk.org/Texas

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk2021

We’re supporting #KidneyWalkLaceUp because we believe it’s not enough to treat #kidneydisease—instead, we must empower #...
11/03/2021

We’re supporting #KidneyWalkLaceUp because we believe it’s not enough to treat #kidneydisease—instead, we must empower #kidneyhealth. That’s why #CVSKidneyCare and Satellite Healthcare are reimagining every step in the kidney care journey. Find a center near you today: https://locations.cvskidneycare.com/ #LaceUpTX

We’re supporting #KidneyWalkLaceUp because we believe it’s not enough to treat #kidneydisease—instead, we must empower #kidneyhealth. That’s why #CVSKidneyCare and Satellite Healthcare are reimagining every step in the kidney care journey. Find a center near you today: https://locations.cvskidneycare.com/ #LaceUpTX

We have some special guests taking over today to share why they #LaceUp! See our story for more! #LaceUpTX #kidneywalkla...
11/03/2021

We have some special guests taking over today to share why they #LaceUp! See our story for more!

#LaceUpTX #kidneywalklaceup @satellitehealthcare #cvskidneycare

We have some special guests taking over today to share why they #LaceUp! See our story for more!

#LaceUpTX #kidneywalklaceup @satellitehealthcare #cvskidneycare

NKF Peers is here to help! Learn more by visiting here.
11/01/2021
NKF Peers: Talk to Someone Who's Been There

NKF Peers is here to help! Learn more by visiting here.

Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you.

We are SIX days away from the Virtual Texas Kidney Walk!Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health  and Satellite He...
10/31/2021

We are SIX days away from the Virtual Texas Kidney Walk!

Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health and Satellite Healthcare in supporting our mission to support the lives of people affected by kidney disease. It's not too late to join us this Saturday, register today at kidneywalk.org/Texas

#LaceUpTX #KidneyWalk

We are SIX days away from the Virtual Texas Kidney Walk!

Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health and Satellite Healthcare in supporting our mission to support the lives of people affected by kidney disease. It's not too late to join us this Saturday, register today at kidneywalk.org/Texas

#LaceUpTX #KidneyWalk

We are thrilled to officially announce that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas has been selected as a recipien...
10/29/2021

We are thrilled to officially announce that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas has been selected as a recipient of a $25,000 grant award from the Texas Instruments Foundation! This grant will help fund our efforts to promote kidney health, advocate for awareness and support those affected by kidney disease. Thank you to the TI Foundation for helping us make a difference and save lives!

#WeAreGrateful

We are thrilled to officially announce that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas has been selected as a recipient of a $25,000 grant award from the Texas Instruments Foundation! This grant will help fund our efforts to promote kidney health, advocate for awareness and support those affected by kidney disease. Thank you to the TI Foundation for helping us make a difference and save lives!

#WeAreGrateful

Photos from Consulado General de México en Austin's post
10/29/2021

Photos from Consulado General de México en Austin's post

Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health   and Satellite Healthcare of this year’s Virtual Texas Kidney Walk! We c...
10/28/2021

Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health and Satellite Healthcare of this year’s Virtual Texas Kidney Walk! We can't wait to #LaceUp with you on November 6th!

Register today at kidneywalk.org/Texas

Thank you to our Lone Star Sponsors CVS Health and Satellite Healthcare of this year’s Virtual Texas Kidney Walk! We can't wait to #LaceUp with you on November 6th!

Register today at kidneywalk.org/Texas

Thank you, Kylie for supporting the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!It's not too late to register and walk with us on November 6t...
10/27/2021

Thank you, Kylie for supporting the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!

It's not too late to register and walk with us on November 6th! kidneywalk.org/Texas

#WhyIWalkWednesday #LaceUpTX

Thank you, Kylie for supporting the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!

It's not too late to register and walk with us on November 6th! kidneywalk.org/Texas

#WhyIWalkWednesday #LaceUpTX

Join us virtually on November 12 for this year’s Professional Symposium – Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive! Use code ...
10/24/2021

Join us virtually on November 12 for this year’s Professional Symposium – Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive! Use code TXEB2021 for an early-bird registration discount through Wednesday, October 27.

You will hear from content experts, enjoy peer-to-peer networking and more! All conference attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 7.0 CME/CE credits.

For more information and to register, please visit https://casehippo.com/spa/courses/resource/chronic-kidney-disease-a-deep-dive-2021/mooc/home/default

Join us virtually on November 12 for this year’s Professional Symposium – Chronic Kidney Disease: A Deep Dive! Use code TXEB2021 for an early-bird registration discount through Wednesday, October 27.

You will hear from content experts, enjoy peer-to-peer networking and more! All conference attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 7.0 CME/CE credits.

For more information and to register, please visit https://casehippo.com/spa/courses/resource/chronic-kidney-disease-a-deep-dive-2021/mooc/home/default

Thank you to our 2021 Texas Kidney Walk sponsors for their continued support of our mission and promoting kidney health ...
10/22/2021

Thank you to our 2021 Texas Kidney Walk sponsors for their continued support of our mission and promoting kidney health in Texas! We're grateful for your generous donation to help make our Kidney Walk spectacular and appreciate each of you for making a difference in the lives of those affected by kidney disease.

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk2021

Thank you to our 2021 Texas Kidney Walk sponsors for their continued support of our mission and promoting kidney health in Texas! We're grateful for your generous donation to help make our Kidney Walk spectacular and appreciate each of you for making a difference in the lives of those affected by kidney disease.

#LaceUpTX #TexasKidneyWalk2021

It's time to #LaceUpTX for the virtual Texas Kidney Walk on November 6th!Visit KidneyWalk.org/Texas for more information...
10/21/2021
2021 Texas Kidney Walk

It's time to #LaceUpTX for the virtual Texas Kidney Walk on November 6th!

Visit KidneyWalk.org/Texas for more information!

Help support National Kidney Foundation today!

Thank you, David Knop with Dallas Nephrology Associates for joining the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!Tag us and share your #Wh...
10/20/2021

Thank you, David Knop with Dallas Nephrology Associates for joining the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!

Tag us and share your #WhyIWalkWednesday!

Thank you, David Knop with Dallas Nephrology Associates for joining the 2021 Texas Kidney Walk!

Tag us and share your #WhyIWalkWednesday!

Thank you to Amgen for sponsoring last week’s Renal Roundtable in Houston! This was an informative evening filled with e...
10/18/2021

Thank you to Amgen for sponsoring last week’s Renal Roundtable in Houston! This was an informative evening filled with education and networking for kidney care professionals.

A special thank you to Kevin Griffiths MD, MPH, FASN with Metro Renal Associates for leading this discussion. We enjoyed this evening with all who were able to attend and cannot wait for the next roundtable!

#ProfessionalEducation #KidneyHealth #NKFTexas

Thank you to Amgen for sponsoring last week’s Renal Roundtable in Houston! This was an informative evening filled with education and networking for kidney care professionals.

A special thank you to Kevin Griffiths MD, MPH, FASN with Metro Renal Associates for leading this discussion. We enjoyed this evening with all who were able to attend and cannot wait for the next roundtable!

#ProfessionalEducation #KidneyHealth #NKFTexas

Did you know you can donate any vehicle (yes, any!) to the National Kidney Foundation and it will support a kidney patie...
10/16/2021

Did you know you can donate any vehicle (yes, any!) to the National Kidney Foundation and it will support a kidney patient? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Thank you, CultureMap Fort Worth for highlighting NKF Texas and our Kidney Car program!

Visit Kidney.org/kidneycars to learn more and start the donation process today!

https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/city-life/08-08-19-charities-fort-worth-pick-up-donations-from-home/

Did you know you can donate any vehicle (yes, any!) to the National Kidney Foundation and it will support a kidney patient? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Thank you, CultureMap Fort Worth for highlighting NKF Texas and our Kidney Car program!

Visit Kidney.org/kidneycars to learn more and start the donation process today!

https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/city-life/08-08-19-charities-fort-worth-pick-up-donations-from-home/

Thank you to our Team Captains for joining our Texas Kidney Walk kick-off call last night! We are excited to #LaceUp wit...
10/15/2021

Thank you to our Team Captains for joining our Texas Kidney Walk kick-off call last night! We are excited to #LaceUp with our walkers on November 6th.

To register for this year’s Texas Kidney Walk and all the details, please visit kidneywalk.org/texas

#LaceUpTexas #KidneyWalk

Join us Dec 6th for the Konica Minolta Houston Golf Classic!Visit Kidney.org/HoustonGolf
10/11/2021

Join us Dec 6th for the Konica Minolta Houston Golf Classic!
Visit Kidney.org/HoustonGolf

Join us Dec 6th for the Konica Minolta Houston Golf Classic!
Visit Kidney.org/HoustonGolf

Are you part of the 33%?Kidney disease affects 37 million Americans. Many do not have symptoms until their kidneys fail....
10/08/2021

Are you part of the 33%?

Kidney disease affects 37 million Americans. Many do not have symptoms until their kidneys fail. You cannot live without functioning kidneys; they are vital organs.
Right now, 1 in 3 adults is at-risk for kidney disease and most don’t even know it. We want to change that.

Find out if you are part of the 33% by taking this quiz: https://www.kidney.org/phi/form?version=awareness

It could save your life.
#MinuteForYourKidneys #AreYouPartOfThe33

Are you part of the 33%?

Kidney disease affects 37 million Americans. Many do not have symptoms until their kidneys fail. You cannot live without functioning kidneys; they are vital organs.
Right now, 1 in 3 adults is at-risk for kidney disease and most don’t even know it. We want to change that.

Find out if you are part of the 33% by taking this quiz: https://www.kidney.org/phi/form?version=awareness

It could save your life.
#MinuteForYourKidneys #AreYouPartOfThe33

It's time to #LaceUp and join the Texas Kidney Walk!Visit KidneyWalk.org/Texas for more information!
10/06/2021
2021 Texas Kidney Walk

It's time to #LaceUp and join the Texas Kidney Walk!

Visit KidneyWalk.org/Texas for more information!

Help support National Kidney Foundation today!

Thank you, Team DNA! We're excited to have you #LaceUp with us to help provide better care and longer lives for all kidn...
10/05/2021

Thank you, Team DNA!

We're excited to have you #LaceUp with us to help provide better care and longer lives for all kidney patients!

#TexasKidneyWalk #WalkYourWay
#ThanksDallas Nephrology Associates

Our goal is to raise $1,000 for every year we've been providing kidney care to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

So 50 Years would be $50K! Will you walk with us?

Sign up to walk with Team DNA!

https://www.kidneywalk.org/texas/teamdna

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NKF Konica Minolta Dallas Golf Classic on Monday! It was a day filled with...
10/01/2021
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the NKF Konica Minolta Dallas Golf Classic on Monday! It was a day filled with golf, friendly competition, and way to spread awareness and promote kidney health.

This annual golf event is a celebration of our impact on the kidney patient community and the outcomes we achieve through the generous support of our golfers and sponsors.

We had an amazing time and together, we raised over $16,000 towards our Mission Moment goal supporting those affected by and living with kidney disease! We couldn’t have done this without you.

We’re not done yet. Help us serve even more kidney patients and donate today.

bit.ly/DallasMissionMoment

The monthly button is used for Sustained Gifts. Please make sure to add simple text to inform donors accessing this page.

09/28/2021

Last week we had President Dr Chimata and Vice President Dr Agha from Dallas Renal Group live in studios with Kidney Patient to help educate the community on Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant on DocTalk Live on 100.7 FM The Word 100.7 FM Dallas/Fort Worth. National Kidney Foundation American Association of Kidney Patients Texas Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas American Society of Nephrology - show hosted by Dr Vik Prakash

09/24/2021

Thank you to all the friends and supporters of NKF Texas that made this North Texas Giving Day such a special time to support kidney health, and those affected by kidney disease!

We hope you will continue to follow us as we share our story!

#WeAreGrateful #CommunitiesWorkingTogether

Communities Foundation of Texas

09/24/2021

WOW!! We’ve raised enough to secure our matching gift to support those affected by kidney disease!!

This is all thanks to YOU & we know it! We couldn't be more grateful for your love and support of NKF Texas!

We still have until MIDNIGHT to go and we're not stopping here!

Click to donate: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/national-kidney-foundation

#WeAreGrateful #BeTheGood #FinalCountdown

Address

5429 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX
75240

General information

The NKF Board of Directors consists of nephrologists, other kidney health care team members, civic leaders with diverse business expertise and people affected by kidney disease. The Board meets three times per year and is charged with fiduciary, fund raising and governance responsibilities for the Foundation. Board members serve a term of three years and may be elected for a second term.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(214) 351-2393

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I walked half a mile today.
I walked half a mile today.
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Last week we had President Dr Chimata and Vice President Dr Agha from Dallas Renal Group live in studios with Kidney Patient to help educate the community on Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant on DocTalk Live on 100.7 FM The Word 100.7 FM Dallas/Fort Worth. National Kidney Foundation American Association of Kidney Patients Texas Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas American Society of Nephrology - show hosted by Dr Vik Prakash
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Dallas Renal Group is so excited to be a Culinary Sponsor for Boxed Santé, this year’s virtual version of the annual food and wine event. National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas NKF Kidney Professionals National Kidney Foundation
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We have been baffled for some time as to why immunosuppressed transplant recipients are not at the head of the line for the Covid vaccine. The rules differ from state to state, but as near as we can tell these folks are 2nd or 3rd priority and, for the most part, still have not gotten the vaccine. We have seen one report that says that recipients fare pretty well with the virus, but several other reports put the mortality rate at 20-30%. We are not medical professionals; we would appreciate comments from those who know more about this than we do as to why these recipients are not at the head of the line. Here is the article that prompts this post. National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation - Greater New York, National Kidney Foundation of Florida, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, National Kidney Foundation - Northern California, National Kidney Foundation of Colorado and New Mexico, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, National Kidney Foundation - Minnesota, National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas, National Kidney Foundation - New England, National Kidney Registry, Donor To Donor, Living Kidney Donors Network, Transplant Journey, Freakonomics, CNN Heroes #shareyourspare #COVID19 https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/opinions/young-immunocompromised-covid-19-vaccine-priority-ciesemier/index.html
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I laced up and walked this morning.
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