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Call for answers to your questions about kidney function, dialysis, keeping a job, Medicare, exercise, and more. With support from Sanofi Renal.

On-line Support Groups & Discussions

  • Alport Forum - forum for patients, family, nephrology professionals, indeed everyone interested in Alport syndrome, an hereditary disease of kidneys, hearing, etc.
  • alt.support.kidney-failure Newsgroup - a newsgroup subscription service for people interested in kidney failure
  • AMYLOID - join this listserv run by the Association of Cancer Online Resources
  • CAPD-CCPD - Yahoo! support group for people on peritoneal dialysis
  • cyberNephrology - National Kidney Foundation's Internet site that links people to discussion groups, key conference sessions, journal clubs
  • Dialysis4Fun4Life - join this forum for humor and storytelling by those with kidney disease
  • Dialysis-Nurses - join if you're a nurse interested in learning and possibly working in dialysis
  • DIALYSIS-support - support group for people with kidney disease; 750 members, active since 1995
  • Dialysis Online! - bulletin board for patients, family, and renal professionals
  • EndStageRenalDisease - support group for people on dialysis or with transplants
  • Home Dialysis Central Message Boards - read and post messages for patients and professionals about peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis
  • IgA Nephropathy Support Group - support group for people with IgA nephropathy or those interested in learning more about IgA nephropathy and/or kidney disease
  • IGAN - send e-mail to majordomo@ualberta.ca with a one-line message: subscribe igan
  • KidneyDisease - send e-mail to majordomo@ualberta.ca with a one-line message: subscribe kidneydisease
  • NephKids - a listserv for children with kidney disease and their parents that you can subscribe to by sending an e-mail to majordomo@ualberta.ca with a one-line message: subscribe nephkids
  • Physician's Pre-ESRD Listserv
  • PKDCARE - support group for people with polycystic kidney disease or interested in learning more about PKD
  • RenalRD Discussion Group - unmoderated listserv sponsored by the University of Alberta for those in renal nutrition in the U.S., Canada, and other locations
  • Renalpro - unmoderated listserv sponsored by the University of Alberta for renal nurses, technicians, dietitians, social workers, administrators, physicians, engineers, etc.
  • RenalWeb Discussion Boards - topics of interest to patients, administrators, technicians, nurses, dietitians social workers, plus boards on legal issues, industry
  • Teen-Support-Group - support for tweens over 10 and teens
  • TRNSPLNT - a listserv for people with transplants or those interested in learning more about transplants that you can subscribe to by sending an e-mail to listserv@wuvmd.wustl.edu with a one-line message: subscribe TRNSPLNT
  • txlongterm - support group for long-term transplant recipients (kidney and other organs)
  • Young Dialysis Patient (under 30) Support - technical and non-technical information and support for people under 30