NEBRASKA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

About The Nebraska Kidney Association
The Nebraska Kidney Association has been helping Nebraska kidney and transplant patients for more than 45 years, working to provide education, programs and services, screening opportunities and advocacy for those affected by kidney disease or organ donation.

Programs & Services Offered

  • Emergency financial aid for kidney and transplant patients
  • Patient advocacy for Nebraska kidney, urologic and transplant recipients
  • Professional education programs
  • Organ and tissue donation information
  • Kidney Early Detection Screening (KEDS) free kidney disease screenings at locations around the state
  • Kidney Health and Education Program (KHEP) teaching about kidney function, disease and transplantation
  • Patient information, including resource guide and general education
  • Patient and Family celebration/education day
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Nebraska toll free hotline providing information and referral to callers.

Did You Know?

  • 75,847 people in Nebraska have kidney disease. This is 16.6% of people in the state. Nationwide, this number is 19 million.
  • The average cost for a patient on dialysis is $89,000.  
  • Dialysis is a $20.8 billion annual cost of the Medicare ESRD program.
  • Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the National Transplant waiting list.
  • On average, 22 people die each day waiting for a life saving transplant.
  • One organ donor can save up to eight lives. 

You Can Help

  • $10 can provide one patient education booklet to a new Kidney patient to better understand their disease, treatment options available, coping, nutrition, and services available through the Nebraska Kidney Association.
  • $25 will pay for two medical alert jewelry bracelets or necklaces.
  • $50 will pay for 200 organ donor program brochures to educate the public about organ donation and the success of organ transplantation.
  • $75 will provide meals, and educational materials for attendance at the annual patient and family celebration day.
  • $100 can assist a kidney health care professional with attendance at a professional education seminar or can provide a dental exam for a transplant recipient.
  • $250 can meet the need for an emergency financial assistance request.
  • $500 will nearly cover the cost for one dialysis treatment for one patient.
  • $1,500 this is the cost for supplies only to conduct one Kidney Early Detection Screening.  

Contact Info
402-932-7200 | web site | 11725 Arbor Street, Suite 230, Omaha, NE 68144