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National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Established in 1950, the National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of organs for transplantation. The foundation is committed to gaining adequate support for research and research training; fostering continuing education of healthcare professionals; expanding and developing patient services and community resources; increasing public awareness of kidney diseases; monitoring health policy development; and increasing fund-raising for new programs and research. In addition, the foundation supports and promotes medical research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of kidney diseases. A wide variety of educational materials is produced and distributed by the foundation. These materials are listed in a booklet entitled Public and Professional Education Materials.
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