U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Kidney Diseases

American Kidney Fund HelpLine

Call AKF HelpLine at 1-866-300-2900 or submit a question online for information about kidney disease, including prevention, treatment, financial assistance, organ donation, and support programs.

Review Date: March 31, 2015

American Kidney Fund

Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure

This article provides an overview of financial help that may be available for the treatment of kidney failure through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, and private insurance.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) develops when E. coli destroys red blood cells and causes sudden, short-term kidney failure in children. Learn how you can prevent and treat HUS.

Review Date: December 06, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Nationwide Listing of Renal Support Groups

Find a national listing of support groups for patients dealing with kidney disease.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

American Association of Kidney Patients

Patient Grants: Financial Help for Kidney Patients

The American Kidney Fund helps more than 87,000 kidney patients in the United States with health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses that insurance does not cover.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Kidney Fund

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