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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.

Fostering & Adopting a Child: What to Consider When You Have an Illness
Vernita Royal has Polycystic Kidney Disease and many of her family members suffer from it and have a kidney transplant or are on dialysis. She tells Lori her story, what she has learned and what people need to consider if they are adopting or fostering a child with an illness. She also debunks the myth that you cannot be single and adopt. She is a former Social Worker for adoptions and is very familiar with the process, but found it was completely different being the one trying to get approved. Listen to her journey and find out if she was matched with a child. Listen to this Interview

Two Weeks Left to Submit Your Essay-Deadline August 1st!
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 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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