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2009-08-10 15:18:35

The federal Cash for Clunkers trade-in program has a new set of detractors, U.S. charity organizations that count on donated vehicles, fund raisers said. We know there's going to be a significant impact, Chad Iseman, director of Kidney Cars, told the Detroit Free Press Monday. Kidney Cars is a fund raising division of the National Kidney Foundation, which reaps 19 percent of its revenue from donated cars trucks and SUVs. The Kidney Foundation said it expected up to 15 percent fewer vehicles...

2009-07-13 19:47:00

DENVER, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH has been appointed to DaVita Clinical Research(R) as Vice President for Research, effective July 13, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO) DaVita Clinical Research is recognized as a leader in clinical trials for drugs and devices. Krishnan will be...

2009-06-23 12:57:00

Kidney Dialysis Services and Research Leader Sponsors 'Kidney Walk' At Soldier Field MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their sponsorship of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Illinois' Kidney Walk in Chicago. The community event, coined "The Gift of Life Walk," will be held Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Soldier Field Great...

2009-06-17 11:46:00

Redskins Kicker Shaun Suisham's Foursome Takes First Place WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation's 23rd Annual Maryland Golf Classic presented by Capital Carpets & Ronald D. Paul Companies raised close to $60,000 to fight kidney disease in the Washington DC area, a region that has the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the nation. The tournament took place on June 15 at the picturesque Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland. More...

2009-06-09 16:41:00

Kidney Health Education in the Golden State's Capital MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their participation at the Sacramento National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk. The community event will be held Saturday, June 13 at Serrano Village Green in El Dorado Hills. Satellite Healthcare's commitment to kidney health will be...

2009-06-01 19:30:00

Support of local communities in the Silicon Valley MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their participation at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) walk in San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. The community event will be held Saturday, June 6 at Cityview Plaza on South Market Street. Satellite Healthcare's commitment to...

2009-05-26 19:53:00

Support of local communities in California's Central Valley MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their participation at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) walk in California's Central Valley. The community event will be held Saturday, May 30 at McLeod Lake Park in the City of Stockton. Satellite Healthcare's commitment to...

2009-05-12 08:02:00

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today a new educational partnership with Nephroceuticals(TM) focusing on the importance of nutrition and early detection for kidney disease. The partnership includes the development and distribution of print and online educational materials for both patients and professionals and support of the foundation's nationwide early detection initiative, the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). "For...

2009-05-05 08:02:00

Honor Mom With a Donation, Too NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honk if you're thinking about Mom. This week, when so many Americans are spinning their wheels trying to think of the perfect Mother's Day gift, the National Kidney Foundation wants to remind you about another opportunity to make a unique gift -- one that may save lives and save you money. You can use this traditional time of love and giving to donate your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney...

2009-04-29 08:00:00

Donation to community outreach program helps to provide early detection of kidney disease DEERFIELD, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare (www.siemens.com/diagnostics) donates clinical laboratory instruments and diagnostic tests to the National Kidney Foundation's community outreach program, Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), to help reduce the number of individuals that develop chronic kidney disease. The program raises awareness in the United States about early detection...


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