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.
The NKFL provides vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, and supports local kidney research to identify new treatments.
Our programs and services include emergency financial assistance to patients; “Safe Rides with Uber Health” for patients who need transportation to/from dialysis; research and training for physicians and other health professionals; virtual class room curriculum, “Kidneys in the Classroom” for children in 3rd – 6th grade; online resources for information about kidney disease and organ donation, weekly posts on social media to engage the public and provide Q&A with healthcare professionals and the promotion of living organ donation. The NKFL relies on individual and corporate donations, business partnerships, foundation and government grants and revenue from special events. More than 81 cents of each dollar donated to the NKFL goes directly to support its programs and services.