Learn More About Kidney Disease
American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
The AAKP is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients. It's a great place to learn more about kidney disease, find important information and publications, and get support from people who understand exactly what you're going through.
Kidney Times is a worldwide kidney disease community, designed as a place for patients and their family, physicians, dietitians, nurses, social workers, technicians and pharmacists.
Talk to someone who can share your experience
Renal Support Network (RSN)
The Renal Support Network is a patient-focused, patient-run organization. Their website provides a wealth of useful information and support for people affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and on dialysis.
Patient-to-patient help and support is only a phone call away on the Patient HOPEline: 1-800-579-1970 from 10am to 8pm PST
This patient-to-patient forum provides an online community that is very supportive of each other and helps new patients and experienced patients with kidney disease cope with the daily struggles of living with their illness.
Home Dialysis Central
Sometimes, you may have a question or just want another patient's viewpoint. On the Home Dialysis Central Forum, you can post questions to, and read posts from, Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) or Home Hemodialysis (HHD) patients, as well as professionals.
How To Cook for Dialysis Patients
Culinary Kidney Cooks
A dialysis diet cookbook written by health care professionals.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation has a well-researched list of cookbooks for kidney dialysis patients. The Kidney Kitchen provides important support and education about dietary requirements and modifications that could potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.
Look online for kidney-friendly recipes and diet information
To find kidney-friendly recipes and diets on the Internet, search for the following terms:
Kidney disease diet
The DaVita Diet Helper offers kidney-friendly meals that are easy to plan, prepare and track using an online dialysis diet tool.
American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund has created a section on their website devoted to information on cooking, eating and living well with kidney disease.
Traveling on Dialysis
A simple website that lets you search for a dialysis center anywhere in the country. You can find the address, contact information and get a map and general information on the area. Perfect for traveling while on In-center Hemodialysis.
Baxter's Global Destinations
Program is a travel program for people on Baxter
Peritoneal Dialysis products. The program helps them successfully continue their Peritoneal Dialysis therapy while exploring the world abroad—including cruises from any port, domestic or international.
For a copy of our Global Destinations
Travel Program brochure, please call:
1-800-284-4060, Prompt 2