The National Kidney Federation (NKF) are proud to be the largest kidney patient charity in the UK.
Run by kidney patients, for kidney patients.

The NKF supports and empowers patients and their families

We campaign for choice and the quality care that you deserve.

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Find out how you can make a difference in the fight against kidney disease through volunteering, advocacy, and support.

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Help us make a real impact in the lives of those affected by kidney disease by joining our fundraising efforts.

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We are here to support all kidney patients, carers and their families


We are the umbrella organisation for 48 KPAs


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We support the estimated 3.5 million kidney patients in the UK (stages 3 to 5)

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  • Cambridge Half Marathon 2025

    Cambridge Nov 2023 Read more

  • Miami Marathon 2025

    The Brighton Marathon, 02nd Apr 2023 Read more

  • Honolulu Marathon 2024

    Honolulu Marathon 2024 Read more


  • Savvas and Anna's Story

    Savvas Demetriou and Anna Demetriou's intertwined journey is a poignant story of overcoming challenges and embracing hope. Read more

  • Christy's story

    Christy shares her transplant story with the National Kidney Federation. Read more

  • AJ's story

    Former Royal Air Force Chef and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patient, AJ Roberts, received a lifesaving kidney transplant in July 2020, after being on the pre-emptive transplant list for just three days. Read more


  • Explore kidney disease

    Discover how kidney disease affects your health, its causes, symptoms, and treatment options, and learn crucial steps for prevention and management.

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  • Treatment and transplant

    Uncover the latest advancements in kidney disease treatment, including medication, dialysis, and the life-changing potential of kidney transplants.

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  • Living with kidney disease

    Learn essential tips and strategies for managing and thriving with kidney disease, from lifestyle changes to emotional support.

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