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Live. Learn. Hope. Li. Lean. Hop Li.        Summer 2023

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month.


Volunteer of the Year

Ann Marie Dofredo Louie received the 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedication to raising awareness of kidney disease.

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Changing lives in Clallam County

Surrounded by the beauty of the Olympic forest, patient Joy Ward explains how peritoneal dialysis changed her life.

Read Joy's story

Support patients like Joy

Welcome our new Board of Trustee members

Northwest Kidney Centers recently added five new members to its board of trustees. We also bid farewell to those whose terms came to an end on June 30th.

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Seattle Univ. researcher developing portable, wearable kidney

Dr. Shen Ren is developing a portable artificial kidney that would allow patients to dialyze on the go.

Watch the story on KING 5

Robotic kidney transplant success

The first robotic kidney transplant at Penn Medicine gives musician Alvin Fisher a new lease on life.

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2023 Discovery Gala

Support transformative research and our first-in-the-nation embedded kidney palliative care program at this year's event.


Join us on Oct. 14, 2023

An act of kindness

Nadia Popovici, University of Washington medical student, is donating her kidney and raising money for Northwest Kidney Centers.

Read Nadia's story

More than 20 years of generous support

The Western Washington chapters of the Fraternal Order of Eagles have raised more than $200,000 for patients and families who are dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease. The latest gift of nearly $25,000 will go toward research and uncompensated care. Thank you Eagles!

Pictured: Renton Eagles members Mike and Jan O’Conner with fellow Eagle, Don (center), are avid NKC supporters and donors for nearly 20 years.

Gig Harbor Eagles event to benefit NKC

Mark your calendar for the bi-annual Hogs, Dogs & Rods Motorcycle and Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 12-5 p.m. All proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit NKC.

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