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.

Kidneys Go Social!
RSN launches Kidneys Go Social, a new kidney disease awareness campaign timed with National Kidney Month. RSN is encouraging social media posts about an often silent disease. If your kidneys could talk, what would they say? Send us your interpretation, from the viewpoint of your talking kidneys, in video, pictures, drawings, stories, or poems. Sing a song, put on a puppet show, or whatever your kidneys can dream up that can be posted on your own social media platform with #kidneytalk and Twitter handle @rsnhope so we can find your story. More Details about the campaign here

Defining Patient and Family Centered Care
A patient and family centered care environment encourages participation and engagement, and these lead to better clinical outcomes. Celeste Castillo-Lee, Program Manager at the University of Michigan, has been on dialysis for many years. In this talk with Lori, Celeste discusses moving from a system-centered model of care to a patient and family centered model, allowing the patient to take control, and improving quality of life and longevity. Listen to this Interview

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom!
"Sea of Dreams" was the theme for RSN's 2015 Renal Teen Prom. It was held on Sunday January 18th at the Glendale Hilton. Jack Black was our special guest and Phillip Palmer of ABC Eyewitness News was the MC of this year's fabulous event held annually for young people with kidney disease. View video and pictures here

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.

Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter
The latest Live&Give Newsletter, the "Nurture Well-Being Issue" is out. Arriving now at locations around the country. Make sure your dialysis and/or transplant clinic has theirs, share and read online, and print as many copies as you'd like for yourself and friends. Read Now

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