Established in 1998, the National Organization for Renal Disease (NORD) is a nonprofit, licensed health agency and corporation dedicated to providing critical and preventive medical, educational, health screenings and research information to underinsured, under-served multicultural adults at high risk of developing renal (kidney) disease and its precursors. The precursors to renal disease are kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Renal disease, the clinical term for kidney disease, affects about 44 million people.
NORD promotes organ and tissue transplantation and other progressive therapies in treatment modalities through innovative, cutting edge, research and permanent testing sites until we find an effective way to treat these chronic diseases. Volunteer nurses, doctors, pharmaceutical technicians, nutritionists and health educators are greatly in need. To volunteer, click here.