Treatment and Support

Treatment and Support

Learn about treatments for kidney failure and find support.

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Get Support

Ask questions, get answers

Our free Information helpline, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation, and transplantation. Get the answers, resources and information you need.

Peers mentoring

You're not alone! Talk to someone who's been there. Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you.


NKF communities offer a safe and supportive place where patients and caregivers can share experiences, ask questions and get answers related to kidney health, kidney disease, transplantation and living organ donation. Participation is free and anonymous.

Ask the Doctor

Concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask away. Dr. Leslie Spry is happy to provide answers to all your questions.
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Honor a Hero. Save a life.

On this special day of giving, we honor the many kidney community heroes leading the fight against kidney disease with acts of courage, compassion, support and hope. People like YOU powering NKF’s work and lifechanging progress for every loved one affected by kidney disease. Who will you honor?

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Advance Kidney Research

Join the KidneyCARE Study, a research study for people with kidney disease. By participating, you will receive up-to-date education, information about support programs, and access to clinical trials.


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