Kidney Patient Education Resources

 Healthcare professionals making use of these resources are responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of the content. Patients are encouraged to bring any questions to their health care team.

Resource Material Brief Description Topics

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

http://www.aakp.org

Organization for kidney patients that provides educational material to patients about treatment options and resources Various

American Kidney Fund (AKF)

http://www.kidneyfund.org/

Kidney health awareness, education, and prevention along with financial assistance to help low-income dialysis and transplant patients to access health care. Financial assistance and Kidney Education

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/dialysis/patient/

Infection prevention for dialysis patients including dialysis access Dialysis Safety, Infections

Home Dialysis Central

https://www.homedialysis.org/

Provides information for kidney patients on all types of treatment options Treatment Options

Kidney School

https://www.kidneyschool.org/

Dialysis related information for patients and staff (modular learning) Various

My LIfe, My Dialysis Choice

https://mydialysischoice.org/

Tool to assist patients select a treatment option to fit their lifestyle Treatment Options

Medical Education Institute (MEI) Life Options Rehabilitation

http://www.lifeoptions.org 

Provides free materials to kidney patients about treatment options, rehabilitation, and maintaining an active lifestyle Various

National Coordinating Center (NCC)

https://esrdncc.org/en/patients/

Provides educational materials for ESRD community including new dialysis patients Various

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

http://www.kidney.org

Provides information for kidney patients about kidney disease, treatment options, and resources Various

Renal Support Network (RSN)

https://www.rsnhope.org 

Patient run organization providing support for patients affected by chronic kidney disease Various

  Page updated August 2019