Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you.
How it works
Who is this program for?
- If you were told you need dialysis or a transplant
- If you have been diagnosed with CKD stage 4 or 5/li>
- If you are having a hard time on dialysis
- Are considering home dialysis
- Are considering becoming a living donor
Who are peer mentors?
- Peer mentors are people living well with kidney disease, or living donors, who have gone through a comprehensive training program by the National Kidney Foundation
- Peer mentors are not medical professionals and are not a substitute for any medical professional
Why peer mentoring?
- Speak to someone who has been through a similar situation
- Hearing someone’s story and perspective can help you adjust to what you may be going through
How does the program work?
- After you complete your form online or call us at 855.NKF.PEERS (855.653.7337) we will connect with you and ask you some questions about yourself
- You can choose to use our app to connect with your mentor, or we can help select a mentor for you
- Your mentor will call you during the times you specify
- The program is all held over the phone, so no need to go to another appointment or location
Are all connections one-to-one?
- Yes, you are matched with a mentor, one-to-one, and connect over the phone
- If you’d like to connect with a larger group, you are welcome to join our online communities
Can a mentor recommend a doctor for me?
- No. Mentors will not offer medical advice or opinions, nor endorse or recommend specific physicians, healthcare providers, facilities, treatments or providers
- Mentors are able to share their experiences, and how they have been able to live well
Is it private?
- Yes, all information is kept confidential between you and your mentor.
- There is an oversight clinician for the program