Our Mission

The mission of the Alabama Kidney Foundation (AKF) is to serve the kidney patients of Alabama through financial assistance, education and support services. The Foundation also provides statewide education to promote organ donation awareness and prevention of kidney disease.


Michael McCurry, Former Dialysis Patient

I didn’t know at the time, but my journey with kidney dialysis would eventually lead me to the Alabama Kidney…

Melaniel Halvorson, Nephrologist

Alabama ranks first in the number of dialysis patients per capita in the United States. Although there is no cure…

Kristie Ninesling, Social Worker

Dialysis is a completely life-changing event. It is very common in dialysis patients to develop anxiety and depression due to…

Who We Are

The Alabama Kidney Foundation (AKF) was established more than 50 years ago by a former kidney patient who firsthand saw the needs of Alabamians who are affected by kidney disease. Alabama ranks first in the number of dialysis patients per capita in the United States and currently, over 1,000 Alabama residents are waiting for a kidney transplant. AKF focuses on providing education, support and financial assistance to low-income kidney dialysis patients. We help connect patients to experts who can provide information on how to manage everything from dialysis treatment, transplant surgery and how to deal with the mental toll that comes with a kidney disease diagnosis. The Foundation is dedicated to improving prevention awareness and the individual quality of life for Alabamians affected by this disease.

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