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East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.

ETKF is the boots on the ground, direct patient services group which helps people in need right now. ETKF serves 1,500+ local East Tennesseans each year. 

Mission: To connect individual East Tennesseans with early detection of kidney disease, education, and access to life sustaining care.

Volunteer Opportunities

What We Do


Our primary goal is patient services, specifically helping patients get to and from dialysis, (which is necessary for their survival), providing up to $2,000 per patient dental work needed in order to be placed on the kidney transplant waiting list, and providing FREE nutritional supplements (protein bars, etc.) to patients in area dialysis clinics.


We also work with Tennessee Donor Services / Donate Life Tennessee to promote the donation of all organs for transplantation. Visit the Donate Life Tennessee website to become a registered organ donor.




P.O. Box 22072

Knoxville, TN 37933

In-Kind Donations Always Needed:

-Lap Blankets (new only)
-Pure Protein bars
-Warm hats, gloves, scarves

Good For

  • Any Skill Level​

  • Any age

  • Families and Groups

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