Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Learn more about us and our Programs and Services.  Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm (PT) to talk to a Person who has lived kidney disease.

Essentials of Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Stephen Fadem, a nephrologist in Houston, Texas, is passionate about educating people who have chronic kidney disease and the physicians who care for them.  He is a cancer survivor, and chemotherapy caused some damage to his kidney. 

In this interview, he discusses Essentials of Chronic Kidney Disease, a new book which he helped write and compile with several other physicians. He talks about how, in cooperation with your physician, you can take steps to either delay the progression of disease or, in many instances, prevent it. The earlier one addresses CKD, the better the chances of preserving kidney function. Knowledge is power, and this is a must-listen-to interview. Listen to this Interview

2015 Bingo & Poker Tournament!
RSN's 6th Annual "Beat The Odds" Celebrity Charity Texas Hold-Em & Bingo Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 14th at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA  91208.

Registration is now open! Click here to get your tickets today!

Renal Support Network congratulates the winners!  
1st Place - "Helping Other People Evolve" by Debbie Sorensen
2nd Place - "Stepping Stones" by Gordon Merle Labuhn
3rd Place - "A Stranger's Voice" by Chris R. Cala
Honorable Mention - "Give Me a Cheer" by Dr. Sharon England
Honorable Mention - "My Pal Hope" by Sasha Couch
Read Winning Essays


The New CKD Bill Introduced into Congress!
A new bill called The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act was just introduced in the House (H.R. 1130) and the Senate (S. 598) with three main goals (1) Improve the coordination of care: (2) Promote patient access and choice: (3) Expand research and enhance coordination. Take Action Today to Support this Legislation!(Link to Kidney Care Partners Website)

RSN's 2015 Spring/Summer Newsletter Now Live!
The latest issue of Renal Support Network's Summer/Spring Live&Give newsletter has just come out. You can read about the Ten Tips for a Healthier Heart by Martha Preciado, getting from FitBit to Fit Chick by Cher Thomas, all about the 'New Normal' by Julie Glennon, understanding Blood Pressure and Dialysis by Sandra Corrigan, and a new Lori's Lines from Lori Hartwell on How to turn yourself into a Professional Patient. Click here to Read Online!

RSN's Hope Shop!
Check out our line of products on CaféPress. We have 10 designs with hopeful messages and dozens of items to choose from. Hats, hoodies, t-shirts, mugs, car magnets, even doggie-wear.

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