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National Kidney Foundation
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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 Disease and the Journal of Renal Nutrition. The NKF publishes the Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Qualitity Intiative 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.
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