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The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
A non-profit, patient group focusing on improving health and well-being of CKD and Dialysis patients.

The American Kidney Fund
Provides financial support to patients and participates in education and prevention measures.

The Renal Support Network (RSN)
Non-profit, patient focused, patient-run organization providing non-medical services to patients that are affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease.

National Kidney Foundation  704-552-1351
This is the website of the National Kidney Foundation, a patient advocacy group. Here you will find information about all sorts of chronic disease. There is a useful section on diet for patients with different degrees of chronic kidney disease.

Kidney School
This website is geared towards patients already being treated with dialysis (i.e. for end-stage renal disease). There is some useful information regarding living with chronic kidney disease as well. This is an industry sponsored website.

National Kidney Disease Education Program
This website is particularly useful for patients newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease who, frequently, are concerned and confused about the meaning of their diagnosis or the tests which led to the diagnosis. The National Kidney Disease Education Program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (United States).

Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, a patient advocacy group, offers this website with information benefitting patients diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information (NKUDIC)
This website is rich in information provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health (United States). All aspects of kidney disease are covered well.

Transplant Living
Information here is provided by the United Network on Organ Sharing. This website is helpful to patients who may be considering pursuing transplantation or living with a transplanted organ. This website has considerable support from the pharmaceutical industry.



Dr. Jonathan B. Woods discusses kidney disease