Access the vast network of support for people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Discover organizations that help people with kidney disease and their loved ones; whether you are seeking information, tools, or just someone to talk to, you can rely on these organizations for support and more in-depth information on CKD and peritoneal dialysis (PD).
American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
The AAKP is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients. It’s a great place to learn more about kidney disease and find important information and publications.
American Kidney Fund (AKF)
The American Kidney Fund helps patients in need find financial support, offers health education to raise kidney awareness, provides information about free kidney health screenings, and assists in kidney disease prevention efforts.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
The NKF has an extensive and user-friendly website featuring valuable information about every aspect of kidney disease. You’ll find educational tools, message boards, diet and nutrition information, an “A-to-Z” health guide, and an “Ask the Doctor” question and answer section, as well as links and support resources to help you get the most from your life.
Renal Support Network (RSN)
The Renal Support Network is a patient-focused, patient-run organization. Their website provides a wealth of useful information and support for people affected by chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.
Patient-to-patient help and support is only a phone call away on the Patient HOPE line: 1-800-579-1970 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.
Home Dialyzors United (HDU)
HDU has become recognized as an effective provider of support to home dialyzors, having a real impact within the community.
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