A message from our President & CEO

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ANN ARBOR, MICH. — (March 19, 2020) —The health and safety of everyone involved with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is very important, which is why we are doing our part to make things better for our community and the people we serve. Therefore, after reviewing the best practice guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding COVID-19, the NKFM made the difficult decision to not hold any in-person classes or events through May 1, 2020.

As we look to the future, we are hard at work at rescheduling our events, reworking our programs, and compiling online and phone support services.

Below are a few ways we can stay connected:
1. Find out what the coronavirus means to someone with kidney disease or another chronic condition. Visit kidney.org/coronavirus for more information on what steps you can take to best protect yourself.
2. Our fundraising events are crucial to help us continue the programs and services we offer to people with and at-risk for kidney disease. If you haven’t done so already, please consider joining our fundraising efforts. Visit nkfm.org/events to sign up or donate.
3. If you or a loved one have kidney disease and are looking for phone or online-based resources, the NKFM is here to help. Visit nkfm.org/patientservices for a variety of options. 

While the majority of our staff is working remotely to comply with efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, we are still here for you . . . just not as physically close.  Questions about kidney disease or transplant can be emailed to [email protected]. We are accepting phone inquiries at 800-482-1455 but responses may be slightly delayed.

Please visit nkfm.org and follow us on social media at @KidneyMI for additional help and the most up to date information.

Take Care,

Linda Smith Wheelock
President & CEO
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan