Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with kidney and urologic diseases and individuals waiting for organ and tissue transplants.
Kidney and urologic diseases affect millions of Americans. Kidney disease in this country has reached epidemic proportions due to an increase in diabetes, hypertensive disease, and obesity. Nearly one - half million Americans have irreversible kidney failure and require dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Urologic diseases include prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. Painful kidney stones and urinary tract infections account for millions of physician and hospital visits each year.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation focuses on care and support of the patient, the concerns of those at risk, education for the community and medical professionals, methods of prevention, and improved treatment options.
What Sets Us Apart?
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is comprised of a dedicated Executive Board, medical advisors, educated staff and volunteers who provide individualized support to patients and their families. Adult nephrologists and transplant physicians comprise our Medical Advisory Board, Board - certified urologists serve on the Urology Board, and pediatric nephrologists and urologists represent the Council on Pediatric Nephrology and Urology.
We are a phone call or e-mail click away from getting you the help you need to cope with a new diagnosis, a resource for valuable information on kidney or urologic diseases, a window into current research treatment options or a link to a physician should you need one.
We measure our success by our ability to respond meaningfully and personally to the public and that includes you, a family member or a friend.