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Kidney Disease Websites

Information about kidney failure causes, symptoms and tests and kidney disease treatment choices.

Worldwide Kidney Disease Community
Online resource bringing together people with kidney disease, in a worldwide community dedicated to improving patient quality of life.

Home Dialysis Central
Site dedicated to educating kidney patients about home dialysis.

Kidney School
Interactiive, Web-based learning program designed to help people learn about kidney disease and its treatments, so they can take a more active role in their care.

Life Options
A program of research, research-based education and outreach to help people live long and well with kidney disease.

Renal WEB
Vortex Website of the dialysis world with patient education and the latest information and news for kidney disease professionals regarding treatment of kidney disease.

Atlas of Diseases of the Kidney
Online edition from ISN Informatics Commission and NKF cyber-Nephrology for information on kidney disease, treatment, research, books and PowerPoint presentations.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Part of the National Institutes of Health, this organization is involved in kidney disease research and treatment options.

Nephron Information Center
Site covers all aspects of kidney disease with many links to other sites.

Kidney Transplantation

Site offers an extensive array of information resources concerning all aspects of kidney transplantation.

Transplant Living
United Network for Organ Sharing patient education site for all transplant patients.

TransWeb's mission is to provide information about donation and transplantation to the general public to promote organ donation and to provide transplant families with information dealing specifically with transplant issues.

US Transplant—Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
The SRTR supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States.

Renal and Transplant Associations

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
AAKP exists to serve the needs and interests of all kidney patients and their families by helping them deal with the emotional and social impact of kidney disease.

American Kidney Fund
The fund provides direct financial assistance to kidney patients in need and education for those with and at risk for kidney disease.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD)
PKD Foundation’s mission is to promote research to find a cure for PKD and improve the care and treatment of those it affects.

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
Main foundation with 50 affiliates dedicated to providing prevention programs, educational services and materials for kidney patients, transplant recipients, communities, and funding for research.
NKF Affiliates: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio

The Renal Network 9/10
Network facilitates the achievement of optimal wellness for renal disease patients.

General Organ Donation

A trusted source that covers all aspects of organ donation and provides easy access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials and the latest health news.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative
The US Department of Health and Human Services is undertaking this initiative to ease the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors by building a national community of organ sharing.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Through the UNOS Organ Center, organ donors are matched to waiting recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Through its policies, UNOS ensures that all patients have a fair chance at receiving the organ they need—regardless of age, sex, race, lifestyle, religion, or financial or social status. UNOS members include every transplant program, organ procurement organization and tissue typing laboratory in the United States.

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Website of the not-for-profit organ procurement organization that works with hospitals and donor families in the northern three-fourths of Illinois and northwest Indiana. The organization is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for medical transplantation in the service area, as well as for professional and public education on organ and tissue donation.

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)
OPTN is a unique public-private partnership that links all of the professionals involved in the donation and transplantation system. Its goals are to increase the supply of donated organs available for transplantation and the effectiveness and efficiency of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Coalition on Donation
The organization promotes organ donation and provides education about it.

Last UpdateJune 23, 2011