National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Giving Back | 2023 Non-Profit
MISSION: The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is the major statewide voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals affected by this disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
For over 50 years, the efforts of selfless volunteers and medical professionals have given hope to thousands of patients and families dealing with kidney disease. In 1969, physicians and volunteers banded together to fight the former deadly disease by creating the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. The NKFL provides vital patient care and community services; conducts extensive public and professional education; advocates for legislative action; and supports local kidney research in finding new treatments.
To fund NKFL’s cause, it relies on individual donations, corporate charitability, as well as business partnerships for special events. With these acts of kindness, the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana provides emergency financial assistance to patients in need, as well as needed training for medical professionals. NKFL’s programs and services also include: “Safe Rides with Uber Health” for patients who need transportation to and from dialysis, “Kidneys in the Classroom” a classroom curriculum for 3rd – 6th graders, and a online database of informative resources on kidney disease and organ donation.