Get amazing deals while giving back this holiday season when you choose AmazonSmile! Make sure to choose National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana as your charitable organization of choice using this link : When you make the choice to support NKFL this holiday by shopping AmazonSmile they’ll take 0.5% of your purchases and direct them back to our vital patient programming, services, and awareness campaigns!

 We’re turning our gratitude into giving back! You can join in starting this #BlackFriday and cash in on great deals, major savings, and do your part to give the gift of hope this holiday season. Make sure if you’re choosing to shop the sales this #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday that you head over to AmazonSmile and make National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana your charity of choice. The seasonal cheer of shopping can be turned into major SUPPORT for non-profits like NKFL who offer vital programs, services, and assistance to those in Louisiana who suffer from kidney disease. By cashing in on great sales and amazing savings you can gift hope and charity to the 9,300 kidney patients on dialysis and over 700 awaiting a life saving transplant in the New Orleans metro area. Just this year alone there have been 2,194 newly diagnosed patients with kidney failure in the state of Louisiana. Make a deal and a difference by offering seasonal support to those who need it most. Visit the following link to start your shopping today: !


 Seasonal Sales with Charitable Cheer!

Looking for a special holiday treat to gift a friend or family member? We’ve got the perfect seasonal share just for you!  Thanks to our friends over at Louisiana Kitchen & Culture your holiday cheer will be made charitable – for every subscription purchased  now through Dec. 31st , a portion of the price will benefit NKFL! Click the graphic to get your subscription or give as a gift today. Remember to use the promotional code : kidney  during checkout!

Holidays Are Right Around the Corner ..




**Rescheduled** Monday, November 16, 2015 @ English Turn Golf & Country Club

25th Annual New Orleans Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational

Monday, November 9, 2015- @ Oakbourne Country Club

20th Annual Lafayette Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational

benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Enjoy a great day of golf with your friends! Your support raises money for the Foundation’s programs and services. In addition, you can compete for the opportunity to play at Pinehurst, home of the 2014 U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open. Please contact Torie Kranze  to register.


Dialysis patients patients undergoing “in-center” hemo-dialysis come to the dialysis unit three times a week where they and the nurses become like family. The author is a physician who has tried to capture the humanity of his dialysis patients despite the rigors of their treatment regimen. By going into their (and their nurses’s) homes to take their portraits, he has provided a unique insight into their lives. The photos and stories were all taken after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It is hoped that the book provides some inspiration for dialysis patients, patients approaching the need for dialysis as well as the medical professionals who care for these patients.  All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to benefit the work of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.The book is available for purchase at $15 which includes shipping and handling and can be purchased by calling NKFL, at 504.861.4500.  The book is also available on Amazon as a Kindle format.


NKFL is a 2015 LA SCCC Charitable Organization

That’s right- in 2015 there are over 67 health and human service charitable organizations represented through the LA SCCC providing services to our state and National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is one of them!

It’s time to #GiveHOPELA! This fall, all state employees paid through the LaGov HCM payroll system will get the opportunity to learn about these charities , choose which ones they’ll help, and then fill out a pledge form indicating how much they wish to donate.

By choosing to give back to NKFL you’ll be helping us to continue our mission of providing vital services and programs to dialysis patients and those in need of kidney transplants across the state. Learn more about the Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign by clicking on the graphic below!


 Walking- A Natural Way To Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

In recent surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, it was found that approximately 30% of the population reported walking regularly (four or more times per week) and that 70% walked at least once in the past three months. Naturally, walking is a simple activity for enhancing health and well-being.  In fact, in a recent study by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center on the relationship between steps/day and metabolic health, it was found that approximately 56% of people in the lowest category of steps/day had metabolic syndrome (defined by having the presence of three or more cardiovascular disease risk factors) compared to only 13% of people in the highest steps/day group.

Furthermore, the odds of having metabolic syndrome was 10% lower for every additional 1000 steps/day people took.  So, even though moderate and vigorous levels of physical activity is important to one’s health, the total amount of physical activity as measured by steps/day is also a significant factor.

Action Tip: 
If you have a pedometer, track your daily steps over the next three days to determine your baseline average steps per day, and then see if you can increase that number by 1000 steps/day.  If you don’t have a pedometer, create a personal route that you routinely walk on your activity tracker and count the steps total.  At the end of three days, extend your route by an extra 1,000 steps!



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.