American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

AABB is an international association representing individuals and institutions involved in activitites related to transfusion and cellular therapies, including transplantation medicine.

 

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients.  We strive to educate and improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant recipients.

 

American Kidney Fund (AKF)
The American Kidney Fund provides direct financial assistance to kidney patients in need, and education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.

 

American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)
This site centers around ANNA's functional areas: education, clinical practice, representation and research. You will find everything you need to know about ANNA chapters, becoming a member, continuing education and ANNA publications, including a link to the Nephrology Nursing Journal.

 

American Society for Apheresis(ASFA)

ASFA is an organization of physicians, scientists, and other allied health professionals whose mission is to lead the field of apheresis through patient and donor care, research, education and advocacy.

 

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
Describes the programs and services offered by ASN to meet the professional and continuing education needs of its members. You will find a membership directory, job placement service and meetings & conference information within the pages of this site.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

For the 2005 CDC fact sheet: Infection control for PD patients, please click here.

 

Committee for Cardiovascular Metabolic Diseases

CCMDweb provides a monthly CME-certified newsletter  will present a series of reviews of current clinical literature regarding the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia, as well as provide an important evidence-based platform to examine clinical-trial results, explore new science in the pathophysiology of dyslipidemia and its impact on overall health and medical comorbidities, and assess the reasons why patients are not achieving their treatment goals.

 

European Dialysis and Transplantation Nurses Association (EDTNA/ERCA)
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) was established in 1971 to address the special needs of nurses and other professionals that treat patients suffering from renal failure.

 

Florida Renal Administrators Association

The Florida Renal Administrators Association (FRAA) provides a consolidated, focused and multi-disciplinary forum to provide access and quality of care for Florida's Chronic Kidney Disease patients.

 

Forum of End-Stage Renal Disease Networks
The Forum of ESRD Networks is a not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of its membership and coordinates projects and activities of mutual interests to ESRD Networks. All 18 ESRD Networks are members of the Forum which facilitates the flow of information and advances a national quality agenda with CMS and other renal organizations.

 

Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology (HDCN)
Hypertension, Dialysis, and Clinical Nephrology provides up-to-date, selected information on renal disorders and their treatment (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis), and about hypertension, dialysis, and clinical nephrology topics.
 

International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD)
This site contains information regarding membership, congresses and meetings, ISPD recommended guidelines, access to PDI publications and links to sites for medical and nursing personnel, as well as patients.
 

Kidney Options
Kidney Options is an educational resource for people who have or know people who have kidney disease. Kidney Options is also a resource for health care professionals who guide patients and their families to the best treatment option for them. This information will empower patients with knowledge they need to make an informed decision about their kidney healthcare.

 

Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, Inc.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc. is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people avoid the debilitating effects of kidney and urologic diseases.

 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines. 
 

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
The NKF seeks to improve the care and treatment of patients with diseases of the kidney and urinary tract through advances in detection, diagnosis and treatment. They have a button specifically for healthcare professionals on their site, linking you to a wealth of information.

 

National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)
The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) is a nonprofit organization representing professional managers of dialysis facilities and centers throughout the United States.

 

National Transplant Assistance Fund 
The National Transplant Assistance Fund has been a trusted resource in the transplant community for more than 23 years.  

 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse is an information dissemination service, which was established to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system for individuals with these conditions, their families, healthcare professionals and the general public.

 

Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

RPA is a non-profit 501c6 national nephrology specialty medical association, and is a advocy organization for nephrology practice. 

 

Renal Research Institute (RRI)
The Renal Research Institute (RRI) is dedicated to advancing therapy options for dialysis patients to provide the highest caliber of care based on advanced clinical technology.

 

The American Society of Transplantation (AST)
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) was founded in 1982 and is an organization of more than 2,500 transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation. Our goal is to offer a forum for the exchange of knowledge, scientific information and expertise in the field of transplantation.

 

The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Assoication, Inc. (KT/DA)
The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc. (KT/DA), is an all-volunteer, patient-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of kidney dialysis and transplant patients, kidney donors, their families and friends, and health professionals. Our officers are themselves kidney patients or spouses of kidney patients.

 

United States Renal Data System (USRDS)
The USRDS is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. Abundant reference tables and graphics are available at this site.