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.

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!

Living on the Bridge
Judy Weintraub has a store of knowledge, gained from experience, she would like to share with the renal community. On dialysis for more than 40 years, Judy shares with Lori her wisdom, her philosophy of life and most importantly how she has come to accept her health and cherish every moment. She is currently working on a documentary titled "Life on the Bridge," to share her story and to inspire those who may think they are in limbo to live the fullest life possible. "It's all about what you love and who you love," says Judy. Listen to this Interview

RSN Announces 13th Annual Essay Contest!
Renal Support Network invites people with kidney disease to let their voices be heard by entering RSN’s 13th Annual Patient Essay Contest. This year’s theme is, “How Have You Used Your Experiences to Give Hope to Others with Kidney Disease?” Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100 and the winning essays will be featured in RSN’s publication, Live & Give, and posted on RSNHope.org. Go to the Contest Rules here!

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 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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