The National Kidney Federation (NKF) is unique in that it is run by kidney patients for kidney patients. Apart from 6 full time paid members of staff all the rest are part time or volunteer patients.
With 2 million people at risk of chronic kidney disease and 60,000 people with failed kidneys the work of the NKF is essential. Lots of these people are on dialysis treatment 3 times a week 4 hours a time but still 3 people a day die while on dialysis.
The NKF has two roles, campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, they set up the All Party Parliamentary Kidney group of 129 MP’s and Lords and have also had a BME summit to promote organ donation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.(see our website for details of more successes.) They also run the national patient Helpline.