American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
On the AAKP website, you can sign up for a kidney disease magazine or email newsletter, and download a booklet called Understanding Your Hemodialysis Options. It describes both in-center and home hemodialysis. You can also access health tracking tools and ask questions of a doctor.
America Kidney Fund (AKF)
Visit the AKF website to learn kidney disease facts and figures. Find out about AKF programs - including discount pharmacy cards and other medication programs, grants, minority outreach, educational materials, a helpline, and disaster relief for patients.
Forum of ESRD Networks
ESRD Networks oversee dialysis quality in each of 18 regions across the U.S. The Forum website helps you to find your Network or a dialysis center, locate other kidney disease resources, read articles about staying healthy with kidney disease, and learn about kidney-related meetings.
At Kidney School learn what to expect and how to be an active partner in your dialysis care by choosing among sixteen different, 30-minute on-line modules. Topics include nutrition, heart health, vascular access, anemia, coping, staying active, sexuality and fertility, and others.
Life Options Rehabilitation Program
Visit the Life Options site to download booklets and fact sheets to help you live long and well on dialysis. You can also talk to other patients, learn tips, read patient stories, follow links to other kidney sites, or access a toll-free helpline number.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) - Home Page
The NKF is a voluntary health organization with many programs to help people on dialysis. Visit this site to download free brochures and newsletters, read a dialysis cookbook, or take a kidney quiz.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
This website includes information on what you can do to stay healthy on dialysis, including topics such as anemia, types of treatments, vascular access, and eating right. This government site also has information on clinical trials, kidney disease statistics, links, and a kidney failure glossary of terms.