Online Resources

Patient Information

National Kidney Foundation

  • Homepage – The National Kidney Foundation, services, patient and health professional references and information
  • Videos – People stories and experiences on having a kidney disease
  • Organ transplantation and organ donation
  • Kidney Disease – A-to-Z health guide, how your kidney works, three simple tests to check for kidney disease, what to expect if you have just been diagnosed with kidney disease

Renal Network 11 - Renal Network of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (Renal Network 11) was established by the federal government to improve the quality of dialysis and kidney transplant services for people with end–stage renal disease (ESRD)

Renal Support Network – A nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Kidney School – A comprehensive online education program for people who want to learn how to manage and live with chronic kidney disease (stages 3–5)

Professional References

American Kidney Fund

Dialysis Finder – Finding dialysis centers near you when a patient travels

Baxter Home Therapies – Home dialysis information

Life Options – A program of research, research-based education and outreach founded in 1993 to help people live long and live well with kidney disease

American Association of Kidney Patients – AAKP is leading the effort to bring kidney patients together to promote community, conversations and to seek out services that help maximize patients' everyday lives

ICH CAHPS information

CROWNWeb information

Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns (statistical information)

Preventing bloodstream infections (BSIs) in hemodialysis patients

Alliance for Home Dialysis – Non-profit organization advancing the practices of home dialysis

Home Dialysis Central – Guidance to and forms required to get a new certified home program started

Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities (pdf)

Renal Network 11 - Renal Network of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (Renal Network 11) was established by the federal government to improve the quality of dialysis and kidney transplant services for people with end–stage renal disease (ESRD)

No Treatment

Dialysis: Deciding to Stop – From the National Kidney Foundation

Kidney Health Australia – A not-for-profit organization whose focus is to promote good kidney health through education, advocacy and research.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

Making the Decision to Stop Dialysis – For patients with kidney failure, renal dialysis may be the only treatment keeping them alive, so the decision to stop dialysis is often a difficult one to make.

Baxter: Treatment Options – "Options" is the key word when it comes to your treatment. There are two types of treatment options 1) dialysis including PD and HD and 2) kidney transplantation.

Kidney School: Treatment Options for Kidney Failure – For people at any stage of kidney disease, knowledge is power. Knowing the signs and symptoms of kidney failure can help you to get the treatment you need to feel your best.

UltraCare at Home – Program is designed to deliver the services you need to ensure success on home dialysis, including continuous education, training and home monitoring.

Dialysis Access Group – Dialysis Access Group is committed to maintaining a high quality hemodialysis access for patients