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NKF-MD Service Area

Maryland: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

Delaware: Kent and Sussex counties.

Virginia: Accomack and Northampton counties.

West Virginia: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Tucker counties.



The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is 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 all organs for transplantation.   


2016 KEY Screenings

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland continues its mission of early detection and early intervention through free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screenings. KEY screenings, held throughout our service area, identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Please click here for the current KEY schedule and continue to check back for updates
as we add more dates and locations for 2016!   

Read All About It!

NKF has launched a cheeky campaign to promote kidney health and motivate people to get their urine screened. Click here to learn more!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. People with diabetes should be tested for kidney disease every year, and control blood sugar and blood pressure. Watch this video to learn more!


Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance grants are provided to transplant recipients and chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients. Considered a resource of last resort, this financial assistance is need-based and can be used to meet critical, short-term emergency needs such as food, utilities, rent or medication. Click here for more information.


25th Annual NKF-MD Golf Classic

Thank you to all who joined us at the 25th Annual NKF-MD Golf Classic! Stay tuned for information on next year's event!


Rappel for Kidney Health

Our 2015 Rappel for Kidney Health event raised over $100,000! Huge thanks to the people who participated in the event.  Special thanks to our sponsors/partners and volunteers and to Hyatt Regency Baltimore!

Stay tuned for 2016 Rappel for Kidney Health!

Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore
Katie Kessler

Click here for photos of the event.


Kidney Walks

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with kidney disease?  For more information on how y ou can contact:  

Greater Baltimore Walk

April 17, 2016
Jessica Quintilian| |
Doreen Lucadamo| |


Salisbury Walk

May 15, 2016

Stay tuned for more details
Nicole Scharf | |


Southern Delaware Walk

April 24, 2016

Nicole Scharf | |


Click here for photos of the 2015 Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk.

Click here for photos of the 2015 Salisbury Kidney Walk.

Click here for photos of the 2015 Southern Deleware Kidney Walk.









"My name is Maurice Hinson, 4th year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine and recent participant in the JHU Diversity Council Clerkship in Nephrology.

I wanted to extend my sincerest appreciation to you and the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for sponsoring my clerkship..." (continued)


"As a nephrologist and Chair of the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Diversity Council, I am tremendously appreciative of the NKF of Maryland’s commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the field of nephrology. The NKF of Maryland Clerkship in Nephrology

at Johns Hopkins  exposes under-represented in medicine medical students to career opportunities available in nephrology

for one month..." (continued) 


"Thank you for the grant pledge from the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in support of Dr. Elizabeth Selvin and her research project, Epidemiology of Hepatitis C and Chronic Kidney Disease..." (continued)