Providing Hope and Support to Dialysis Patients

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Helpful Information and Resources

In this section we provide information that is useful to the patient currently on dialysis - whether hemodialysis, peritoneal, in-center or at home - and those who have recently been diagnosed with kidney failure. We will regularly update information on diet, transplant statistics and information, wellness, living better - and provide additional relevant information as it becomes available.


Are you interested in learning new recipes or trying out your hand in cooking more renal-friendly meals? Check out these resources.

Let's Eat - Kidney Friendly Recipes Volume 1, 2nd Edition

Kidney Cooking - A Family Recipe Book for Kidney Patients, Third Edition


Here is a good acronym to use when you find yourself at odds with friends, co-workers, family or even healthcare providers.

Create a calm environment
Open yourself to understanding others
Nonjudgmental approach
Focus on the issue
Look for solutions
Implement agreement
Continue to communicate
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Depression Toolkit published by the ESRD Networks

Downloadable for printing


If you are thinking about a transplant and need more information on how to go about making that decision, there is a video recently published to help you in that process. You can view the video by clicking the link below.

Is A Kidney Transplant Right for Me

Patient Education

Request an ESRD Support Bag

Educating Yourself About Kidney Disease, Treatments, and Managing the Disease.

Kidney School

Kidney Disease Education

Kidney Fund Education 

What are the Options - Choosing a Treatment Plan for Kidney Failure

NIDDK Health Information

National Kidney Foundation

Choosing a Treatment

All of the resources listed here are free - no cost involved.