Donate to Nephrology Research, Patient Care and Education
The Northwestern Medicine Nephrology and Hypertension Program offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney and hypertensive disorders. Renal hypertension is elevated blood pressure resulting from kidney disease. It is important that the kidneys be monitored for hypertension, as well as for electrolyte management and acid-based kidney problems.
By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help physicians and scientists involved with Northwestern Medicine’s Nephrology and Hypertension Program to advance research and treatment in the realm of kidney disease.
The expert nephrologists at Northwestern Medicine treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic kidney failure
- Electrolyte and acid-based problems
- Glomerular disease
- Kidney disease
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Proteinuria in general and transplant patients
- Renal disease and renal failure
The two most common forms of treatment are dialysis and kidney transplant. Dialysis is a procedure performed on those who suffer from kidney failure, and involves removing the particles in the blood that are normally removed by the kidneys, such as waste products and water.
A kidney transplant may be necessary when a person’s kidneys can no longer properly filter waste from the blood. A person may be considered for a kidney transplant if other treatments have not been, or are not expected to be, successful, or if a transplant could dramatically improve the individual’s quality of life.
Nephrology Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help to accelerate progress in the understanding and treatment of kidney disease. Your generosity will help to ensure that Northwestern Medicine will continue to be at the forefront of nephrology-related research and care.