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Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 M-F from 10-5pm (PT) to talk to a person who has lived with kidney disease. 

Remembering Celeste Castillo-Lee - She contributed greatly as an advocate for the kidney community and was a leader in patient engagement. Her commitment, compassion and leadership impacted hundreds of thousands of patients and she will be missed. Read More 

18th Annual Renal Teen Prom Movie star Jack Black arrived to meet and take photos with all the prom guests, and later entertained the crowd. DJ Sweet Baby J inspired the young dancers, Highlights, Video and Photos More info...

Anemia Management

Dr. Gupta is a practicing academic nephrologist and the inventor of iron replacement compound Triferic. In this KidneyTalk podcast, Dr. Gupta helps us understand anemia, its symptoms and its complications.

At one time, anemia was treated only with transfusions. Today there are more options available. Dr. Gupta offers information about these options including how intravenous iron treatments compare with other medications. Lori and Dr. Gupta discuss how you can become your own advocate by understanding your lab values. Learn details about ferritin, hemoglobin, hematocrit levels and more about what your labs mean. Learn the importance of discussing your labs and treatment options with your doctor.

Listen to this Interview

Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter
The latest Live&Give Newsletter, the "Self-Discovery" 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

Latest Posts from the RSN Blog

02/08/2017 The Great Meerkat Incident that Led to Love

Bill and Ginger have a beautiful love story, with a twist. They met at RSN's support group meeting for people who have kidney disease and bonded over their mutual susceptibility to wanderlust. These two day-trippers prove love and adventure go hand...>>

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01/28/2017 YOUNG GUESTS "SPELLBOUND" AT 18TH RENAL TEEN PROM

RSN's 18th annual Teen Prom was most elaborate event yet!>>

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01/07/2017 Watch a Mom's story of daughter attending Prom.

Yvonne is the mother of Brenna and shares her thoughts about her daughter attending RSN's Renal Teen Prom and how it has impacted her life.>>

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01/06/2017 Teamwork is the Key to Success: Donate Life Float Takes Center Stage in 128th Rose Parade

I have watched the Tournament of Roses parade since I was a child, but it took on new meaning and has given me real inspiration since 2004. That was the first year One Legacy headed up an effort to honor the heroes who make lives, including mine,...>>

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12/14/2016 The Gift of Creativity

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” — Cecil B. DeMille >>

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Patient HOPEline
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