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

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)

CrowdMed: Solving Medical Mysteries
Jared Heyman knew there had to be a better way when his little sister suffered for three years with a medical condition that could not be diagnosed.  After many doctor visits and thousands of dollars in medical bills, she was finally diagnosed and given proper treatment.  This was Jared's motivation for CrowdMed. Medical Detectives from around the world help people with mysterious medical problems figure out a diagnosis. Listen and learn about a new way of helping to diagnose medical problems. Listen to this Interview

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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