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Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 M-F from 10-5pm (PT) to talk to a person who has lived kidney disease. RSN Events: Patient Meetings 8/14 & 9/18, Monthly Support Group  Celebrity Charity Poker/Bingo Tournament 11/12.  

Cured from Hepatitis C
Diana Headlee-Bell, a long-time chronic kidney disease survivor, contracted Hepatitis C in 1999. She endured numerous treatments that caused side effects without much luck until she found her Golden Ticket: a cure that worked for her. She shares with Lori her journey, the cost of her treatment, her medication regimen and the outlook doctors have for her future. Listen to this Interview

Lori Hartwell Featured in Toastmaster Magazine
Lori Hartwell the President and Founder Spreads a Message of Hope in the March 2016 Toastmaster Magazine - Navigating the Two Sides of Healthcare. Read the Article

Donate Life Run/Walk
Join our team and help us support the Donate Life Run/Walk benefiting the OneLegacy Foundation as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of organ transplant recipients in one location at the same time! Read more.

Living Donor Protection Act
The bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act of 2016 introduced in both houses of Congress will help increase access to kidney transplants by read more.

Pave' Kidney Necklace
Surprise someone special with a Pavé Kidney Necklace. Our sparkling Kidney Pavé Pendant is set with rhinestones with elegant symmetry. Click for more details.

17th Annual Renal Teen Prom
RSN's 17th Annual Renal Teen Prom on January 17th 2016 was so much fun. View pics click here.  Video to come.  Eliott Yamin and RO SHON gave amazing performances. RSN is a fan for life!   

Latest Posts from the RSN Blog

04/13/2016 Don't Know What You've Got ‘Til It’s Gone

A common saying is, “You don't know what you've got until it's gone.” We often take for granted the very things that keep us living.  I had NO kidneys for 12 years and had to rely on a dialysis machine to live. I never gave much thought to my...>>

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03/01/2016 50 Shades of Yellow

I have always been acutely aware of urine, or the lack of it, as for 12 years I had no kidneys. Urine is the waste the kidneys filter from the blood. Since I was diagnosed at age 2 with kidney disease, most of my doctor’s appointments centered...>>

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02/04/2016 Happy Creatinine - Celebrating Five Years

CREATININE! Everyone who has had a kidney transplant knows the importance of this number. After blood is drawn, we eagerly await the lab report and we are hoping to see a good creatinine number.>>

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01/25/2016 "Once Upon a Prom" RSN Creates Magic for First-Time and Returning Guests

A "Magic Castle" stage backdrop, lighted umbrellas hanging upside down from the ceiling, and elaborate lighted castle/moat centerpieces were special touches to make the room beautiful.  Held at the Glendale Hilton on Sunday, January...>>

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01/13/2016 Princess for a Night

There is no greater feeling than helping someone feel pretty and confident about themselves. In preparation for the 17th Annual Renal Teen Prom, young ladies who are battling the same illness as me got to choose the perfect dress for Prom night.>>

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12/16/2015 The Model Renal Care Worker: from the Patient’s Perspective

Adapted from: Essential Guide to Living with a Chronic Illness by James W. Long, MD>>

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