Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Learn more about us and our Programs and Services.  Call our Hopeline (800) 579-1970 (toll-free) Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm (PT) to talk to a Person who has lived kidney disease.

"Help! I'm a Blowfish!" by Angelique Barber wins RSN's Annual Essay Contest!
The theme of RSN's 12th Annual Essay Contest was "Explain a choice you've made to improve your health and how it could benefit others." Many creative and inspiring essays were submitted from all across the country but this writing gem by Angelique Barber of Texas came out on top and was this year's First Place Winner! You can listen to Angelique's personal interview on KidneyTalk! Congratulations Angelique! Arthur DeBose of New Jersey took 2nd place and Riley Pummill of Virginia took 3rd place in this year's contest.

To be Young, Dating… and Living with Kidney Disease
Dating and learning how to deal with body image issues, rejection and acceptance, and intimacy is all part of growing up. But if you have medical issues that are visible, you may have more reservations and be less likely to give yourself a chance. Joanna Galeas chats with Lori about her decision making process when it came to choosing a dialysis method and when and how to tell someone she is dating. Listen to this honest and open conversation about accepting yourself. Listen Now on KidneyTalk!

Save the Date - 2014 Poker Tournament!
RSN's 5th Annual "Beat The Odds" Celebrity Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament. Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

Act Now! - Help Get These Bills Passed!
The Living Donor Protection Act
. Aims to protect living donors from insurance discrimination and promote education about living donation...
Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014. A bill supporting improvements in the research, treatment and care of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 400,000 Americans living with kidney failure.
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Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter
The Wellness Knowledge is Power Issue of the Live&Give Newsletter is now arriving at doorsteps around the country. You can view online or download and print here. Find articles about the flu shot, managing heath bills, advance care planning, cooking tips, kidney transplantation, recipes and more. Please feel free to print additional copies for your friends and family members.

Shine a Light on Kidney Disease
RSN is asking celebrities and public figures to help increase the awareness about CKD by decorating and autographing lamps that will then be auctioned online. Everyone is invited to join in the fun by decorating a lamp and sharing photos online using #shinealightkidney. See who's shining a light already. Click Here

RSN's Hope Shop!
Check out our new line of products on CaféPress. We have 10 NEW designs and dozens of items to choose from. Hats, hoodies, t-shirts, mugs, car magnets, even doggie-wear. All with hopeful messages.

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