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Renal Organizations

American Association of Kidney Patients

A national organization founded and directed by kidney patients to inform patients and the public about kidney disease.

American Kidney Fund

A philanthropic and educational organization that provides both direct financial assistance, as well as, educational resources to meet the needs of kidney patients.

American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

The Associations official site offering membership as well as general interest information.

American Society of Artificial Internal Organs

A membership representing government, industry, independent and university research with a focus on the research, development and application of bionic technologies.

American Society of Hypertension

Offers information on hypertension and other related cardiovascular diseases.

American Society of Nephrology

Professional society of nephrologists provides those who research diseases and disorders of the kidney.

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology

Professional society works to promote and disseminate advances in the clinical practice of pediatric nephrology.

American Society of Transplantation

Professional society of scientists and physicians active in research and the management of transplant patients.

Central Society for Clinical Research

Academic medical society of the Midwest working to advance medical science, clinical research and improve medical practice.

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC)

DPC is a non-profit patient organization dedication to improving the quality of life for dialysis and pre-dialysis patients.

International Society for Hemodialysis

The ISHD is a member organization open to any individual who is interested in the field of hemodialysis. The society works to improve the care of patients with renal failure by promoting dialysis research and facilitating dissemination of dialysis knowledge by means of conferences, publications, and the internet.

International Society of Nephrology

The ISN is the global professional organization representing physicians and healthcare professionals around the world who treat people with kidney and related diseases.

International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

The ISPD is an organization dedicated to advance the knowledge of the therapy of peritoneal dialysis throughout the world. The main objective of ISPD is to disseminate, on an international basis, the most up-to-date information and advances in peritoneal dialysis technology and clinical applications to improve the well-being of patients.

Kidney and Urology Foundation of America

A not-for-profit national organization focused on kidney and urologic research.

National Association of Nephrology Technicians and Technologists (NANT)

Nonprofit professional association working to promote education, certification and licensing of dialysis technicians.

National Kidney Foundation

A resource for information and funding for research into the causes of kidney failure.

Additionally, K/DOQI and DOQI guidelines can be found here.

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc.

National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)

A national, voluntary association representing managers of dialysis facilities.

Polycystic Kidney Research (PKR) Foundation

Organization dedicated to improving the treatment of polycystic kidney disease and to fund research to discover a cause and determine a cure for PKD.

Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

A notional medical association of renal health care providers including nephrologists, practice managers, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

renal support network

Renal Support Network (RSN)

The Renal Support Network; empowering people who have kidney disease to become knowledgeable about their illness, proactive in their care, hopeful about their future and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

www.rsnhope.org