In honor of her late husband, Jerry M. Loevner, an end-stage kidney failure patient, Sandra (“Sandy”) W. Loevner learned that there is a desperate need to raise awareness among potential donors, patients, care providers and insurance companies that there are effective treatment options for kidney failure that do not rely on long-term dialysis.
By sharing her experience as a family member who struggled to identify alternatives to dialysis and other debilitating treatments and as a pioneer in the first 5-way kidney transplant, Sandy is a driving force behind the vision, mission and goals of NationalKidneyCenter.org (“NKC”).
The National Kidney Center is a Virginia non-stock corporation, registered as a Section 501 (c)(3) non profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The National Kidney Center will partner with related non-profit organizations and other charitable donors to support early screening, detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
The National Kidney Center will attract individual and corporate donations through annual fund raising events that include the Capital Winefest & Auction.