IT ONLY TAKES ONE      

Kidney Health. Donor Education.

Dialysis is one common method of treatment for kidney disease. While it is known to be an effective way to remove toxins from the body, several dialysis treatments per week can take a toll on the body. Often times, patients experience pain and discomfort during treatments. One of our initiatives at It Only Takes One involves providing comfort items to dialysis patients.


Take part in our Dialysis Drive today by either making a donation, or donating the items below. 

We are collecting the following items for our ongoing Dialysis Drive:


  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Tote bags
  • Crossword puzzles/word search puzzles
  • National Kidney Foundation pens and bracelets
  • National Kidney Foundation informational pamphlets
  • Pocket sized hand sanitizer
  • Pocket sized tissue
  • Sugar free candy and peppermint
  • Chapstick

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how to donate the items. 
 
More than 85,000 people are on the move across the country at Kidney Walks! Held in more than 100 communities, Kidney Walks serve as the the nation's largest event to raise awareness and fund lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.

By visiting donate.kidney.org, you can volunteer or create a Kidney Walk Team in your area.

You can also join our team, It Only Takes One, or make a donation for the Long Island Kidney Walk on May 6th at Eisenhower Park. Check-in is at 9:30am. Your support will help the National Kidney Foundation fund lifesaving programs and services for kidney patients and their families. It’s a fun, uplifting day out with friends. We welcome you to join our team, today!


All donations are put towards kidney advocacy efforts by the National Kidney Foundation.



 

Learn more about Policy and Legislation


Support the Living Donor Protect Act:

Click here to ask your lawmakers to endorse the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 4616/S. 2584) . According to NKF, this act serves to keep insurance companies from “denying or limiting life, disability and long term care insurance to living donors and from charging higher premiums.” The bill also clarifies that living organ donors may use time granted through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to recover from donation.  


See photos from the 2017 Kidney Patient Summit, where nearly 150 advocates from around the U.S. met on Capitol Hill with lawmakers.


Join the Congressional Primary Care Caucus

Ask your Representative(s) to join the  Congressional Primary Care Caucus and support the vital role primary care practitioners play in our overall health.


Support the CKD Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

Click here to contact lawmakers in your are to assist in promoting kidney disease research and education and protect access to care for dialysis patients by cosponsoring the 

CKD Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 538/HR 1130).

 

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95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 54% are registered.

Identify yourself as an organ donor:
Visit www.donatelife.net.

  • Select your state of residence to learn about available options, which may include:
  • Joining the online registry for donation in your state.
  • Declaring your intentions on your driver's license.
  • Signing a donor card.

*Each of these options are great steps in designating your wishes about donation. Be sure to inform your family members and loved one's know about your decision, so they are aware of your wishes. Also consider the option of becoming a living donor.

https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/beadonor




Make Kidney Care A Priority! Click on the link below to learn how you can get involved:

NKF Action Center

If you would like to make a secure donation to our non-profit efforts, click the donate button now! Your donation will go towards purchasing items for our Dialysis Drive, or fundraising for the kidney walk. It is also tax-deductible! If you would like to make a donation to our kidney walk team, click here.