We improve lives at every stage of kidney health.

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to eradicate chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Hawaii. We provide health education programs, clinical patient services, innovative research, and other efforts to prevent, treat, and manage chronic illnesses, including CKD, diabetes, high blood pressure, and gout. We invite you to explore our programs and services as well as the many ways to donate toward our mission. Mahalo for supporting the health and well-being of our community!

We improve lives at every stage of kidney health.

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to eradicate chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Hawaii. We provide health education programs, clinical patient services, innovative research and other efforts to prevent, treat and manage chronic illnesses including CKD, diabetes, high blood pressure and gout. We invite you to explore our programs and services as well as the many ways to donate toward our mission. Mahalo for supporting the health and well-being of our community!

2022 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Care Planning and Health Equity Consensus Conference

December 1-2, 2022
Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii in collaboration with the National Forum of ESRD Networks
Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii in person or virtually for insights and discussion about helping patients to achieve living well with kidney disease in the era of value-based models of kidney care.
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2022 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Care Planning and Health Equity Consensus Conference

December 1-2, 2022
Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii in collaboration with the National Forum of ESRD Networks
Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii in person or virtually for insights and discussion about helping patients to achieve living well with kidney disease in the era of value-based models of kidney care.
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Do Good for Hawaii


Hawaii's #1 Car Donation Program

Donate your car, truck, van, or SUV to Kidney Cars to save lives and receive a great tax deduction. Our process is convenient and hassle-free.

Donate Your Car

Clothing Donation In Your Neighborhood

Declutter your home and make a difference! Drop off items at a Kidney Clothes donation pod near you or book a FREE home pickup.

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Make a Gift

Your donation stays in Hawaii to fight kidney disease, fund programs, raise awareness about kidney health, and save lives.

Give Now

Start Living Healthier

Programs for Every Health Goal

Eat better, move more, understand your kidneys, and receive the coaching and support to build healthy habits.

See Our Classes

Make a Health Clinic Appointment

Connect with our expert healthcare providers for 1-on-1 chronic disease management and nutrition counseling.

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COVID-19 Testing and Screening

Fast, Convenient COVID-19 Testing

 We provide fast, convenient, self-administered COVID-19 testing at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. As one of the largest testing providers in the state, we have the ability to process up to 10,000 tests per day. We conduct both PCR tests, which are the industry “gold standard,” and antigen tests. We provide test results within 24 hours.
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Fast, Convenient COVID-19 Testing

 We provide fast, convenient, self-administered COVID-19 testing at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. As one of the largest testing providers in the state, we have the ability to process up to 10,000 tests per day. We conduct both PCR tests, which are the industry “gold standard,” and antigen tests. We provide test results within 24 hours.
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About Us

Since its founding in 1988, the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii has continually transformed its initiatives to lead groundbreaking public health solutions and respond to the greatest needs of our community.

In 2005, we spearheaded the GFR Alliance in Hawaii to build knowledge and acceptance of the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) test. Hawaii was the first state to have GFR readings automatically reported in lab results once a blood test is ordered. Every single day, the eGFR blood test result helps thousands of Hawaii residents by detecting kidney disease early while there is still time to establish healthier habits and prevent kidney failure.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world in 2020, we stepped up to protect the health of our community.

  • We pioneered safer transportation for COVID-positive dialysis patients.
  • We were the fiscal agent for the pop-up Aloha Free Clinic, which gave free medical care to those who had lost their jobs and health insurance.
  • We became one of the largest providers of COVID-19 testing on Oahu with over 25 locations statewide.