Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 M-F from 10-4pm (PT) to talk to a person who has lived with kidney disease. 

March is National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day is Thursday, March 9th. This is a special time set aside to raise awareness about kidney health and activities. Renal Support Network would like to invite each RSN member, members of the kidney community, our friends and our families to join in the conversation. Read more

Sage Advice: Learning from someone who’s been there
Jorge Caraveo Gamboa is an inspiration to many of his peers at RSN’s local support group for people with kidney disease. While growing up with kidney disease he learned a lot about how to manage his health and even his overall mood while on dialysis. He shares with Lori how he has learned how to communicate with care providers and co-manage his treatment alongside his doctor. Listen in and be inspired to give your well-being a boost, educate yourself, and become your own advocate.

18th Annual Renal Teen Prom
Movie star Jack Black arrived to meet and take photos with all the prom guests, and later entertained the crowd. DJ Sweet Baby J inspired the young dancers, Highlights, Video and Photos More info...

Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter
The latest Live&Give Newsletter, the "Self-Discovery" issue, is out. Arriving now at locations around the country. Make sure your dialysis and/or transplant clinic has theirs, share and read online, and print as many copies as you'd like for yourself and friends. Read Now

Remembering Celeste Castillo-Lee - She contributed greatly as an advocate for the kidney community and was a leader in patient engagement. Her commitment, compassion and leadership impacted hundreds of thousands of patients and she will be missed. Read More 

Latest Posts from the RSN Blog

03/01/2017 Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks of Kidney Disease

We've all read stories and articles where the first sentence starts out something like this: "Webster's Dictionary defines __________ as _____________." I almost started this article like that when it struck me that I was the definition of...>>


02/08/2017 The Great Meerkat Incident that Led to Love

Bill and Ginger have a beautiful love story, with a twist. They met at RSN's support group meeting for people who have kidney disease and bonded over their mutual susceptibility to wanderlust. These two day-trippers prove love and adventure go hand...>>



RSN's 18th annual Teen Prom was most elaborate event yet!>>


01/07/2017 Watch a Mom's story of daughter attending Prom.

Yvonne is the mother of Brenna and shares her thoughts about her daughter attending RSN's Renal Teen Prom and how it has impacted her life.>>


01/06/2017 Teamwork is the Key to Success: Donate Life Float Takes Center Stage in 128th Rose Parade

I have watched the Tournament of Roses parade since I was a child, but it took on new meaning and has given me real inspiration since 2004. That was the first year One Legacy headed up an effort to honor the heroes who make lives, including mine,...>>


12/14/2016 The Gift of Creativity

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” — Cecil B. DeMille >>


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