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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.   


June is Men's Health Month!


Click here to learn more about why the kidneys are important and how to keep them healthy!


2015 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 dates and locations for 2015!   

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!


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.


NKF-MD Golf Classic

Join us this September for the NKF-MD Golf Classic!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Hayfields Country Club
Katie Kessler

Stay tuned for more information!


Rappel for Kidney Health

Our 2015 Rappel for Kidney Health event raised $113,807 and counting!  Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers who were involved.

Friday and Saturday,June 5th and June 6th, 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore
Katie Kessler

Click here for photos of the event.


Kidney Walks

Our 2015 Kidney Walks have raised over $440,000 to support kidney patients, fund life saving research, and promote awareness of kidney disease.  But our work isn't over and fundraising hasn't stopped! 

Donate through June 30th at

Greater Baltimore Walk
Jessica Quintilian| |


Southern Delaware & Salisbury Walks
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.


Western MD Kidney Ride and Walk- Discontinued

Thank you for your support of the Western MD Kidney Ride and Walk.  Regretfully, due to budget reasons, we are unable to continue the Ride and Walk.  Your hard work, dedication and passion for our mission is very much appreciated. We will continue to service the Western Maryland Division with our KEY Screenings, our Patient Emergency Assistance Program, and our educational materials and support for all dialysis patients and clinics.  Should you have the desire to coordinate an event or fundraiser, as a third party, we would be happy to support your efforts.  


















"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)