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Our Funding
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is a not-
for-profit health organization. We receive no government                                                                                K I D N E Y&
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funding and rely solely on the contributions of the corporate
community and the general public. The generosity and
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participation of people like you make the work of the
Foundation possible.
To show your support of a family member, friend, or loved                                                                                                                                 A Resource Guide
one or to celebrate a special occasion, consider making a gift
to the: Kidney & Urology Foundation of America.                                            Ways to Contribute                                                                             for Patients and
All donations bring hope and help to the millions of                                       n Sponsor a scholarship for a deserving                                                        Professionals
Americans, young and old, suffering from kidney, urologic,                                   student in need
and related diseases and for those waiting for organ or tissue
transplants.                                                                               n Adopt a child in our Pediatric Enrichment
                                                                                             Program (PEP) ~ $50 minimum donation

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Kidney & Urology Foundation of America                              PUBLIC INFORMATION                                                 RESEARCH
is dedicated to people with kidney and urologic problems            n The National Resource Center provides health related             The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America has provided
and individuals waiting for organ and tissue transplants.           information and support to patients and the general public.        generous support for research in nephrology, urology and
Kidney disease in this country has reached epidemic proportions.    Call us, e-mail or visit our website Library.                      transplantation. In the last decade, over $10 million in
Nearly one half million Americans have irreversible kidney                                                                             clinical and basic research grants have been provided to
                                                                    n The Foundation Library has a wealth of information on            more than 20 major medical institutions throughout the
failure and need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay
                                                                    kidney and urologic diseases, hypertension, and transplantation.   country. This funding is critical to improving the diagnosis,
alive. Urologic problems, including prostate cancer, kidney
                                                                    Call us for information in English or Spanish. We can help you.    evaluation, treatment and care of childhood and adult kidney
stones, and urinary tract infections, account for millions of
physician and hospital visits each year. KUFA focuses on the        n Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Programs                     and urologic diseases. The Foundation partners with educational
care and support of the patient, the concerns of those at           are part of the fabric of the Kidney & Urology Foundation. We      organizations, hospitals, and advocacy and membership
risk, education for the community and medical professionals,        proudly advocate on behalf of those in need of an organ or         groups to achieve our goals and to reach the broadest range
methods of prevention, and improved treatment options.              tissue transplant through ‘WALK THE WALK’ events, provide          of individuals.
                                                                    scholarships and awards for transplant candidates and              n The Renal Data Institute (RDI) is housed at the
                                                                    recipients, and support the continuing education of transplant     Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. Our largest registry
WHAT SETS US APART? We are all about you!                           professionals.                                                     is the Pediatric Registry, with over 9,000 entries. This
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is a phone                                                                                  unique, internet-supported cooperative database fosters
call or e-mail click away from getting you the help you need                                                                           research on health questions that affect the pediatric renal
to cope with a new diagnosis, a resource for valuable information   PATIENT AWARDS
                                                                    n Kidney & Urology Fou ndation of America                          and urology populations.
on kidney or urologic diseases, a window into current
research treatment options or a link to a physician should          Scholarship provides young adults, ages 17-25, with                n The Pediatric Registry was established through the
you need one.                                                       kidney or urologic disease and financial need, an opportunity      Foundation’s Council of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology
                                                                    to attend college. Annual college scholarships are renewable       (CPNU) to collect information on the diagnosis and demo-
                                                                    for up to four years. Call us to find out how you can foster the   graphics of children with renal diseases. The pooled clinical
PATIENT SERVICES                                                    dream of a deserving student through our Naming Opportunities.     information from numerous academic institutions allows
n Calls from patients, family members and the general               n New Day Education & Rehabilitation Award helps                   physicians and researchers to better understand the preva-
public are handled on a case-by-case basis. Every year,             patients aged 25 or older who are returning to school to           lence and impact of kidney and urologic diseases among
thousands of people call and get help.                              complete a degree, learn a new job skill, change careers or        children. The data from this nationally recognized database
                                                                    seek physical rehabilitation with renewable grants of up to        has fostered several research publications as well as inves-
n Patient Emergency Grants provide support to patients                                                                                 tigator grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
in times of need. Applications may be obtained from the             four years. Naming Opportunities available.
Kidney & Urology Foundation by Social Workers or other              n Bright Star Recognition Award acknowledges patients or
allied medical professionals on behalf of the patient.              their families who have shown courage, strength, determination,    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
                                                                    and generosity of spirit and kindness. The patient’s medical       To provide the best possible care for kidney and urology
                                                                    facility is also recognized. Naming Opportunities available.       patients, physicians and other medical caregivers need the
PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE                                                                                                                   most up-to-date medical information. Through our
n The Council of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology                                                  n Covelli Family Achievement        National Professional Education Series, the Kidney &
(CPNU) promotes professional education programs and                                                Award gives young patients          Urology Foundation sponsors professional conferences and
regional studies on pediatric topics that affect children.                                         who have exhibited educational      symposia for physicians, administrators, nurses, dieticians,
                                                                                                   and personal growth the             social workers, technicians and pharmacists to ensure the
n The Pediatric Enrichment Program (PEP) gives children                                            recognition they deserve.           best possible outcomes in patient care.
suffering with renal or urologic diseases the opportunity to
share fun times through educational and cultural trips. These
chaperoned outings provide new experiences for children
                                                                                                                We measure our success by our ability to respond meaningfully
with severely restricted lives and encourage them to actively
participate and cooperate in their treatments.                                                                      and personally to the public and that includes you,
                                                                                                                               a family member, or a friend.

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