Renal Support Network (RSN) empowers people who have kidney disease to become knowledgeable about their illness, proactive in their care, hopeful about their future and make friendships that last a lifetime.

People who have kidney disease are often more receptive when essential information is presented to them by someone who has walked in their shoes and who shares their personal experience. Seeing fellow peers do well despite the diagnosis is often overlooked as a key element of care. Survivorship is essential! 

Annual Renal Teen Prom

For the past 22 years, RSN has hosted an annual prom at no charge to teens who have kidney disease. RSN founder Lori Hartwell...

Five Kidney-Friendly Apple Recipes

Why is fall considered apple season when it seems every grocery store has them in stock all year? Most likely, it’s because growers have...
Renal Recipe - Chile Con Carne and Rice

Chili Con Carne and Rice

Here's a kidney friendly, meaty and hearty dish that does a pretty good job of filling you up.  Make extra for leftovers because it tastes even better the next...

People Who Have Kidney Disease Shine a Light on Their Healthcare...

GLENDALE, Calif., September 28, 2021 – Renal Support Network (RSN) celebrates its 19th year of providing a place for people to share their inspirational stories...

H.R.5426 – Improving Access to Home Dialysis Act of 2021

Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Jason Smith (R-Mo.) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to home dialysis for kidney patients. Home dialysis often...

Lori Hartwell’s Chronically Happy Audio Book Now Available for Live Streaming at No Charge! 


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KidneyTalk® Magazine
Spring/Summer 2021 Issue


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