ESRD Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks

  • The Forum of ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease) Networks advocates for the organizations that monitor the quality of chronic kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplant care in the United States.

Government Resources

Kidney Organizations and Information for Patients

  • National Kidney Foundation —The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for healthcare professionals, patients and their families, and Americans at risk.
  • NKF Cares —Information Specialists that are trained to answer questions, provide information, and counsel patients about kidney disease and how it affects their lives. Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) or email
  • The State of Texas Kidney Foundation —The Mission of The State of Texas Kidney Foundation is to improve the health and well being of people at risk or affected by kidney disease, through education, prevention and support and by increasing organ donation and transplantation.

National Living Donor Assistance Center

  • Living Donor Assistance- English —The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) is charged with making sure dialysis patients know about NLDAC and have access to the federal funding. This electronic brochure describes program eligibility and the application process.
  • Living Donor Assistance- Spanish —Living Donor Assistance- Spanish