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Curtis Warfield


Curtis Warfield is a Senior Quality Analyst. In 2012 Curtis was diagnosed with stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. In January 2016, he received a kidney from a living donor, his daughter's sorority sister. Curtis gives back to the community by bringing awareness to kidney disease and the need for organ donors. Curtis is a regional leader of National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Advocacy Committee, a peer mentor and volunteers to speak with legislators both on Capitol Hill and the Indiana State Legislature about kidney disease and organ transplantation. He serves on several committees, technical and medical review panels. He is co-chair of NKF's Patient Diversity Workgroup and patient stakeholder of NKF/ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases. Curtis servers on the Board of Directors of National Kidney Foundation of Indiana and Home Dialyzors United. Curtis is a patient advocate with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, American Association of Kidney Patients, Donate Life Indiana, UNOS, Chronic Disease Coalition and American Kidney Fund. He does public speaking, writes articles and blogs, about kidney disease and organ donation. Curtis is the 2021 recipient of the NKF Celeste Castillo Lee Patient Engagement Award, NKF's highest honor to a distinguished kidney patient volunteer. Curtis has a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University, and M.S. from Oakland City University. Curtis is married, has 4 children, and a grandchild.