ESRD & CKD Resources


If you are searching for more information about chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease, we encourage you to reach out the below advocacy and information sites:

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 healthcare professionals who provide kidney disease care.

Life Options is a program of research, research-based education, and outreach to help people live long and live well with kidney disease. Discover what your life options are.

NxStage Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), is a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) was founded in 1969, AAKP has evolved to be the primary source of advocacy, education, and interaction for Chronic Kidney Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Transplant Recipients and Living Kidney Donors, as well as the families and professionals who support them in improving their health and their lives.

The American Kidney Fund is dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization serving people with chronic kidney disease, AKF has helped more than 1 million low-income dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care since the organization’s founding in 1971.

Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program that is most notably known for people 65 or older, younger groups with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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Dialysis from the Sharp End of the Needle is a blog by Bill Peckham, who shares his life experience and the personal perspective of a dialyzor.