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Resources You Might Find Helpful

Online Audio and Video Informational Presentations 

Kidney School: This is a free online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5). Read more >

KidneyTalk!: Two engaging hosts talk about CKD issues and interview authors, doctors and other people of interested to people with CKD. Read more > 

Organizations – Education, Support and More

National Kidney Foundation: The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary not-for-profit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
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The Forum of ESRD Networks: The ESRD Network is a not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of its membership and coordinates projects and activities of mutual interests to ESRD Networks. The Forum is comprised of 18 regionally-based ESRD networks. Read more >

Renal Support Network: Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Read more >

American Association of Kidney Patients: The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a national not-for profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients. It strives to educate, and improve the health and well-being of, chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and transplant recipients. Read more >

American Kidney Fund: The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education and prevention efforts. Read more >

Information, Education, and More

Kidneys Do That: Helpful tips, easy to understand facts, and delicious kidney healthy recipes. Read more >

Kidney and Urologic Diseases Clearinghouse (NKUDIC): NKUDIC is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NKUDIC was established in 1987 to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals and the general public.  Read more >

Home Dialysis Central: Home Dialysis Central is a one-stop, online source of up-to-date, unbiased information about home dialysis—in all its forms—for people with kidney disease, their families and the medical professionals who provide kidney disease care. Read more >

NxStage Users: NxStage Users is a patient-organized group of people who use the NxStage System One Dialysis System for home dialysis. Read more >

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The technicians at Satellite Dialysis are great. They are always explaining, step by step, each procedure professionally and clearly, but somehow always managing to console me or make me laugh.”
– Patient