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The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (NKF) is a major voluntary health organization in the United Statesmarker, headquartered in New York Citymarker. Its mission is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

The organization's activities include research and training, continuing education of health care providers, patient services, and fund raising. It publishes a number of scientific journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and the Journal of Renal Nutrition. The NKF publishes the Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Qualitity Initiative K/DOQI, a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines.

The NKF has been a vocal advacate for increasing all forms of kidney transplantation. However, it has published a position statement against allowing monetary compensation for kidney donations and its opponents have accused it of trying to stifle public discussion on this subject.

The NKF holds an annual golf tournament. Danny Mason, late golf coach at Texas Tech Universitymarker in Lubbockmarker and a transplant recipient, played in three tournaments.

The international sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma holds the NKF as their national philanthropy. Every year, Phi Sig sisters donate thousands of dollars to this organization and volunteer at the Transplant Games.

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