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.

New Kidney Allocation System Revealed
If you are waiting for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor, you probably already know that waiting times vary throughout the Country and over 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. The system used to determine who receives a deceased donor kidney is coordinated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). At the end of 2014, the criteria used for kidney allocation is changing. Lori talks to Dr. Richard Formica, who chairs the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee to help shed light on the new system, why it was changed and how it will impact people waiting. Listen Now

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom!
"Sea of Dreams" is the theme for the 2015 Renal Teen Prom. It will be held on Sunday January 18th at the Glendale Hilton. The invitations are out in the mail. Be sure to contact us if you don't get yours soon. This event is open to all young people with CKD ages 14-24. Get the details here.

2014 Poker Tournament!
RSN's 5th Annual "Beat The Odds" Celebrity Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, November 8th was a success.

Thanks to everyone for attending, volunteers for working so hard and sponsor for helping make it happen. See event photos! Video coming soon.

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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