Resources on Kidney Disease
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is a major voluntary nonprofit health organization committed to "the prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation."
Worldwide Kidney Disease Community
The Renal Support Network is a nonprofit, kidney patient-run organization with the mission of providing nonmedical services to persons affected by chronic kidney disease. "RSN strives to help patients develop their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them and their family members to take control of the course and management of the disease."
The online Health Library provides a collection of patient-friendly articles, articles for healthcare professionals, as well as renal diet and dialysis friendly recipes.
How Hemodialysis Works
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) established by the U.S. Department of Health and Services provides a comprehensive explanation of Hemodialysis, the most common treatment method for advanced and permanent renal failure.
How Peritoneal Dialysis Works
The NKUDIC provides a comprehensive explanation of Peritoneal Dialysis, treatment for patients who are able to receive dialysis at home.