Nephrology

Resources

American Association of Kidney Patients
This website, developed by patients, offers education and support for people with kidney disease. They want to help you become more active in planning and managing your treatment.

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.

End Stage Renal Disease Network 14
The ESRD Network of Texas, Inc. supports quality dialysis and kidney transplant healthcare through patient services, education, quality improvement and data exchange. The network provides information and resources through newsletters, posters and programs and works with renal professionals to improve the care provided.

Kidney Disease
The KidComm email group was created for parents who have children with nephrotic syndrome and other kidney-related illness. Online support is offered to parents who are new to this disease and those who are not so new. If you are a parent of a child with nephrotic syndrome or other kidney disease, you are welcome to join.

Kidney School
Learn more about different dialysis methods with this web site that provides information about kidney failure, treatment options, diet, exercise and working with kidney disease.

National Kidney Foundation
Find up-to-date information on kidney disease, patient and professional education, dialysis options and news and events in the renal community.

Renal Support Network
Find the “Live & Give Newsletter” and YouTube mini-movies about kidney failure. This organization offers many programs and resources for people with kidney disease.

Transplant Living
Sponsored by the United Network for Organ Sharing, this website has information for patients and families to discuss before, during and after transplant. The website also has a page designated specifically for pediatrics.