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, including Joint Council Workshop, where relevant topics are discussed with nurses, techs, social workers and dietitians who then in turn implement these with the patients served.
  • Organ and tissue donation information.
  • Free KEDS early kidney disease screenings at locations around the state.
  • Kidney Health and Education Program (KHEP) teaches about kidney function, disease and transplantation.
  • Patient information, including resource guide and general education and Nebraska toll-free hotline.
  • 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 helps pay for the cost of the Joint Council Workshop.
  • $100 can provide a KEDS screening for one individual.
  • $150 can meet the need for an emergency financial assistance request.

Dollars at Work

  • 287 people statewide were screened through the KEDS program.
  • 35 people attended the Joint Council Workshop.
  • 70 people received emergency financial aid for transportation, food, medicine, utility bills and special needs.

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