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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.

Disaster Watch – The Kidney Community is Prepared
An emergency can arise in so many ways, and if you are on dialysis you need to know what to do. Joan Thomas is the Kidney Community Emergency Response Program Director of the ESRD National Coordinating Center, and works with communities to provide dialysis if a center isn't operational. She explains what people on dialysis need to know and have on hand, and the different communication and dietary strategies that ensure optimal health and survival if a disaster strikes. Listen to this Interview

Upcoming Patient Education Meeting
RSN hosts Patient Educational Meetings at no charge to people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their family members. At these meetings, healthcare professionals and people who have kidney disease—speak on life-enhancement and illness-related issues relevant to living a fulfilling life despite renal disease. Patients and a guest are treated to a renal-friendly lunch or brunch and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the day. 

This year's meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27th in Glendale, CA. Click here for more information and to register online.

2015 Poker Tournament!
RSN's 6th Annual "Beat The Odds" Celebrity Charity Texas Hold-Em & Bingo Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 14th.

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

ESSAY CONTEST IS CLOSED - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH
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. 

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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(800) 579-1970
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