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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: January 25, 2013

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

Find a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP®) offers free screening for those at risk - anyone 18 years and older with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease. Locate a screening near you.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

National Kidney Foundation

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: February 04, 2013

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

School & Family Problems of Children With Kidney Failure- (PDF)

Having kidney failure influences a child's self-image and relationships with peers and family. It can lead to behavior problems and make achieving goals more difficult. Being aware of these problems can help you recognize that your child may need some additional guidance.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

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