Links to Kidney Resources

Kidney Disease

DaVita www.davita.com

NKDEP National Kidney Disease Education Program www.nkdep.nih.gov

PKD Foundation www.pkdcure.org

 

Kidney Disease Risk Factors

Learn everything about diabetes at the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org

Find out about high blood pressure and calculate your risk for high blood pressure at the American Heart Association. www.heart.org

DaVita.com provides comprehensive information on smoking and chronic kidney disease and explains how smoking accelerates kidney disease progression in diabetics and those with high blood pressure.

New research has shown that there is a link between smoking, secondhand smoke and chronic kidney disease in teens. Read the latest research on our blog and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website.

Get help to quit smoking. www.quitday.org

Kidney Cancer

Cord blood therapy may be a treatment option for a type of childhood kidney cancer called Wilms Tumor. To learn more, visit The Cord Blood Center and Cord Blood Guide.

Kidney Cancer Association www.kidneycancer.org

 

Patient Support and Advocacy

AAKP American Association of Kidney Patients www.aakp.org

Dialysis Patient Citizens www.dialysispatients.org

PKD Connection www.pkdconnection.org

Renal Support Network www.rsnhope.org

American Kidney Fund www.kidneyfund.org

Help Hope Live www.helphopelive.org

 

Transplant

TRIO: Transplant Recipients International Organization – “Voice of the Transplant Community” www.trioweb.org

Children’s Organ Transplant Association www.cota.org

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Transplant Program

 

Blogs

Confessions of a Kidney Transplant Recipient by Mary Wu

The Wu Way by Mary Wu

PKD Will Not Beat Me by Valen Keefer

Brittle Bones by Mary Wu

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