Throughout 2019, the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana will celebrate 50 years of accomplishments. We will look back to 1969 and to what the future holds for this dynamic organization.

For five decades, this organization has created a lifetime of changes in dialysis and transplantation. Joining together under the name Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, the founding volunteers and medical professionals began a legacy of giving hope to thousands of patients and their families.

Today, we know that 1 in 3 adults are at risk for kidney disease. We care that kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death, more than breast and prostate cancer.

In Louisiana, we offer support to over 12,000 men, women, and children who are undergoing treatment for kidney disease and we advocate daily for almost 2,000 families who are waiting for their loved ones to receive a kidney transplant.

I am asking you to honor our history and help us build our future. Your $50 Golden Anniversary donation to the NKFL will support new initiatives as well as our patient programs and services in 2019.

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Say Yes! To Organ Donation

Become a donor by signing up on the Donate Life Louisiana website. When you say Yes! on your driver’s license, you are then registered as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.


The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is a proud charity partner of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is a nonprofit that raises awareness and resources for health and wellness by connecting the most trusted health charities, including the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, across the United States with more than 17 million caring donors through workplace giving campaigns, causes, wellness programs, employee engagement, and strategic partnerships.

The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is represented by Community Health Charities in workplace giving campaigns locally and nationally, including the Combined Federal Campaign (our CFC giving code is 58081), public campaigns hosted by state and county governments, and private campaigns hosted by companies of all sizes.

Look to designate a gift to the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana in your workplace giving campaign to help us fulfill our mission of “Making Lives Better” by preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals affected by this disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.