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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 6pm (PT) to talk to a Person who has lived kidney disease.


Act Now - Help Get this Bill Passed
H.R. 4814: Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014

Introduced in Congress on June 9th, 2014, by Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA), to improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease, and for other purposes. It has not yet been introduced to the Senate.

A bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans living with kidney failure.

Click Here to learn more about what this bill will do, and how you can help.


Vegan, Vegetarian, & Variety: What You Need to Know!
Dietitian and food technologist Dr. Nancy Berkoff talks about the different kinds of vegetarian diets and the various sources of protein. She explains what tofu and soy are, where they come from, and how you can prepare them. Since renal diets require high-quality proteins, listen to this informative interview to find out what your options are and what might work best for you as you watch your sodium, potassium, and phosphorus intake. Listen Now

12th Annual Essay Contest!
This year's theme is "Explain a Choice You’ve Made to Improve Your Health and How It Could Benefit Others". Don't miss this chance to share your experience to help others. The top three winners will win prizes and have their winning essays published online. All entries must be postmarked or received by 12:00 PM (ET) on August 1, 2014.

Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter
The Wellness Knowledge is Power Issue of the Live&Give Newsletter is now arriving at doorsteps around the country. You can view online or download and print here. Find articles about the flu shot, managing heath bills, advance care planning, cooking tips, kidney transplantation, recipes and more. Please feel free to print additional copies for your friends and family members.

Shine a Light on Kidney Disease
RSN is asking celebrities and public figures to help increase the awareness about CKD by decorating and autographing lamps that will then be auctioned online. Everyone is invited to join in the fun by decorating a lamp and sharing photos online using #shinealightkidney. See who's shining a light already. Click Here

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

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

HOPEline en Español
(800) 780-4238

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