Getting diagnosed with Kidney Failure is extremely difficult to deal with and can often times make you feel alone and lost.

These resources provide support for:

Dialysis patients

Patients seeking a kidney transplant

Family members of patients

Individuals interested in living kidney donation


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease provides extremely thorough information on everything you'd want to know about Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Causes, Treatments and many other topics related to kidneys.

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's leading non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease. Their mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives, and they fulfill that mission by providing a complete spectrum of programs and services related to: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation.

The Renal Support Network serves the kidney community by instilling health, happiness, and hope through education, advocacy, and person at a time. The founder, Lori Hartwell, was diagnosed with kidney failure in 1968 so she understands how important hope, peer connection, and knowledge is to survive and thrive with an illness.

The mission of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting our communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development. They have information on transplantation in general as well as living donation.

The National Kidney Foundation has a campaign called The Big Ask, The Big Give which helps people who are considering being a living kidney donor make informed decisions with The Big Give. This campaign also supports individuals who are living with kidney failure with asking a family member, friend, or even stranger to consider living kidney donation with The Big Ask.

Living Donation California

Living Donation California is an informative site that explains why living kidney donors are needed, how living donation works and provides resources to help you make the right decision as far as becoming a donor.