We are dedicated to improving kidney health through education and patient assistance programs.

16th Annual Southwest Nephrology Nursing Symposium

Saturday February 24, 2024
7:45 am to 5:15 pm

CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque NM 87113

Ongoing Patient Events

The Foundation by the Numbers

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Check out the projects and activities currently in progress. We welcome you to participate!

Education in Schools

Free educational program aimed at encouraging young people to make life-style choices that will decrease the incidence of kidney disease and lead to better kidney health.

Community Education

This education program is free and is offered by kidney doctors or advanced care practitioner with experience in treating patients with kidney disease to community organizations.

Patient Assistance

The program assists patients who require dental work before receiving a dental clearance for kidney transplant and do not have dental insurance.

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What People Say

“It was great to have the Kidney Team come to our school and present the importance of the kidney. So much emphasis is out on heart health (which is important), but did you know that the kidney is just as important? It was nice that I was able to share my kidney transplant story with my students in the context of this presentation.”

Jessica Shepherd

During the time of the presentation, my son had a friend that was in the hospital because he suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. Because of the presentation my son was able to see the importance of kidneys and why his friend was in the hospital. It was so informative and my son enjoyed it!

Alexis Fisher

My granddaughter, who is 7, really enjoyed the question segment where everyone could shout out the answer if they knew it….She was excited to tell her mother that she got to talk to a real doctor! Thanks so much for your time!

Tracy Foster

Patient Resources

For Living Donors

Today, because the number of people waiting for a transplant far exceeds the number of donors, living organ donation is a viable option for many transplant patients. Donation can be an important but

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About Kidney Transplant

Step 1: Referral For patients suffering from renal failure on dialysis or with kidney function less than 10%, a kidney transplant can be a transforming gift. It’s an opportunity to return to a

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Dialysis at glance

What Is Dialysis? The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood. Healthy kidneys work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When kidneys stop working, dialysis does this job,

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