People cannot survive without at least one working kidney. Dialysis replaces the function of failed kidneys, saving and prolonging lives.

Northwest Kidney Centers 
A nonprofit, community based organization

NKCs mission is to promote the optimal health, quality of life and independence of people with kidney disease through patient careeducation and research.

Founded in Seattle through the University of Washington in 1962

NKC is the world's first dialysis organization. It remains a model in the field with high quality services, community connections and generous donor support.

Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) has 15 satellite locations, and home support for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapy.

NKC contact phone: (206) 292-2771

Outpatient dialysis treatments

First designed in the early 1960s, today researchers are developing new forms of dialysis, which are smaller and more portable. Check out the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK).

By the numbers

Northwest Kidney Centers provided 247,254 dialysis treatments for 1,544 patients in one year alone both at NKC centers or at home. The hospital service team provides 12,000 treatments each year to patients across King County.