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Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 M-F from 10-4pm (PT) to talk to a person who has lived with kidney disease. 


Sleep Disorders in People with Chronic Kidney Disease 
Sleep is so important, and when you have declining kidney function your sleep habits can change. What happens to your body while you sleep and what can happen if you don’t get enough sleep?  Why are people with kidney disease at more risk for developing a sleep disorder?   When should you seek help, and what kind of doctor should you see?  Dr. Hakimisefat explains all of this and more. 


To Remember Me by Robert Noel Test 1926 - 1964

To Remember Me is an inspiring essay written by Robert Noel Test in 1976. He told Abigail Van Buren that he had written it during his lunch break. He also told her he had only a high school education and wrote "for the fun of it."


Remembering Celeste Castillo-Lee - She contributed greatly as an advocate for the kidney community and was a leader in patient engagement. Her commitment, compassion and leadership impacted hundreds of thousands of patients and she will be missed. Read More 


Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter
The latest Live&Give Newsletter, the "Self-Discovery" issue, is out. Arriving now at locations around the country. Make sure your dialysis and/or transplant clinic has theirs, share and read online, and print as many copies as you'd like for yourself and friends. Read Now


Latest Posts from the RSN Blog

05/09/2017 The Resilience of the Human Spirit

I grew up believing that the blind could see. My grandfather taught me that. For instance, he could hear the ice cream truck long before I could, and he always knew who was in the room. He would walk around the neighborhood by himself for hours,...>>

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05/01/2017 Celebrate Nurses Week May 6-12

Free Download and Print Nurses Week Cards>>

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04/06/2017 A Beautiful Life and Legacy

I am just incredibly touched by Raquel Gonzalez’s courageous story. I admire so much how upon the death of her beautiful, teen-age daughter Brittany, she was able to take a heartbreaking situation and turn it into an inspirational legacy....>>

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03/01/2017 Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks of Kidney Disease

We've all read stories and articles where the first sentence starts out something like this: "Webster's Dictionary defines __________ as _____________." I almost started this article like that when it struck me that I was the definition of...>>

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02/08/2017 The Great Meerkat Incident that Led to Love

Bill and Ginger have a beautiful love story, with a twist. They met at RSN's support group meeting for people who have kidney disease and bonded over their mutual susceptibility to wanderlust. These two day-trippers prove love and adventure go hand...>>

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Patient HOPEline
(800) 579-1970
10 am to 8 pm PST

HOPEline en Español
(800) 780-4238