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National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) - You are at risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease. Talk to your health care provider about getting tested.

The Kidney Disease Dictionary

Get the facts on high blood pressure and how to live a heart-healthier life. Find out how you can reduce your risks for heart attack and stroke with proper monitoring by a healthcare provider and simple lifestyle changes, even if you have high blood pressure.

Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia

Frequently Asked Questions about Kidney Failure from the Kidney Fund's "Help Line"

Kidney School is an interactive, web-based learning program in 20-minute modules. It was designed to help people learn what they need to know to understand kidney disease and its treatment adjust to kidney disease, make good medical choices, and live as fully as possible. You decide which modules to visit and when––so what you learn is entirely up to you.

Medicare Health Information - booklets that can help you understand kidney disease, dialysis, and Medicare coverage. - Fresenius Medical Care’s kidney disease, dialysis and lifestyle resource providing information on home and in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, nocturnal dialysis kidney friendly diet, nutrition, recipes and travel.

PKD Foundation Patient Resources - Blogs, Books, E-News and more.



American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients.  We strive to educate and improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant recipients.

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

American Kidney Fund - The American Kidney Fund is our nation's #1 source of direct financial assistance to kidney patients, and is a leader in providing education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.

Kidney Patient Aid Programs - The following direct financial assistance programs are offered by the American Kidney Fund to needy dialysis and kidney transplant patients nationwide.

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Urology Care Foundation supports urologic research and strives to provide current, comprehensive and reliable urologic health information.

New brochure for people with diabetes or high blood pressure - For more information about kidney disease: Call the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) toll free at 1-866-4 KIDNEY (1-866-454-3639)

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