Important Kidney Disease Information and Resources for People with Kidney Disease

Knowing you have an illness as serious as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) — or even worrying that you might have it — can leave you with countless questions, very few answers, and the terrible feeling that you are all alone to deal with your fear and suffering. We want to assure you that in addition to your doctor, there are many organizations and people you can turn to for kidney disease information and support.

Below is a list of a few of the better known resources:

The National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is considered the leading U.S. organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of kidney disease and to providing information about the disease to Chronic Kidney Disease patients and their families.

In addition to providing important information and support, the National Kidney Foundation also offers free kidney health checkups.

The National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and our national agency for medical research. The NIH website contains a great deal of easy-to-understand information about kidney disease.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts research on kidney disease and shares what they have learned in language a person without medical training can understand.

The American Association of Kidney Patients

The American Association of Kidney Patients has dedicated itself to teaching kidney disease patients about Chronic Kidney Disease, fighting for better healthcare for all CKD patients, and working to bring CKD patients together to provide each other with additional knowledge and support.

The American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund is a non-profit agency that helps people fight the effects of kidney disease through education about kidney disease prevention, educational resources, and financial assistance for patients who need Kidney Transplants or Dialysis.

The Renal Support Network

The Renal Support Network is an organization run by kidney disease patients that provides non-medical support to anyone suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease. When you feel the urge to talk with someone who truly understands what you are going through, the RSN Hopeline may be just what you need.

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