Below are links to resources about Kidney and Hypertension Health

Note that these links will take you to websites away from Hypertension & Kidney Specialists in Lancaster, PA. We have no control over the content of the sites below.

American Kidney Fund — The American Kidney Fund is a source of direct financial assistance to kidney patients and is a leader in providing education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.

American Association of Kidney Patients – 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 hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant recipients.

DaVita — DaVita provides dialysis services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure, a condition also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD).

LANCASTER AREA KIDNEY ASSOCIATION – The Lancaster Area Kidney Association is a group of people with a common bond of living, coping and working with kidney disease. Membership is open to persons with kidney disease, their families, friends and medical personnel. LAKA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and care for individuals with kidney disease and their families. It is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors, composed of three medical professionals and nine volunteers from the general membership. LAKA was started in 1972 as a support for home hemodialysis patients. LAKA sponsors activities within a supportive environment throughout the year that are offered at a reduced rate to all members. In addition, LAKA provides financial aid to patients in need, provides nutritional supplements to patients when medically and financially appropriate, participates in the annual “Service of Remembrance” held at Calvary Church, and has supported staff education and provided equipment for dialysis units. LAKA also raises money to support research programs. Cost of membership is $5 per year per person and free to all new dialysis patients for their first year on dialysis and/or transplantation. Funds also come to LAKA through monetary gifts, bequests, donations and memorials.

Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania – The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania (KFCP) serves patients in 28 counties in central Pennsylvania, from the New York border in the north, to the Maryland border in the south.

Kidney HELPERS — The Kidney HELPERS offers various reference books and cook books to plan foods that are unique Potassium & Phosphorus Food Guides that make following your renal diet a breeze!

Kidney School — An interactive, web-based learning program in 20-minute modules. It was designed to help people learn what they need to know to understand kidney disease and its treatment, adjust to kidney disease, make good medical choices, and live as fully as possible.

Life Options — Life Options is a program of research, research-based education, and outreach founded to help people live long and live well with kidney disease.

National Foundation for Transplants — NFT provides advocacy, support and financial assistance to transplant candidates and recipients when they face major transplant-related costs not covered by insurance.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases —  The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.

National Kidney Foundation — The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse — is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Transplant Assistant Fund & Catastrophic Injury Fund — helps raise funds for transplant and catastrophic injury patients by providing compassionate support, education and expertise to them, their families and communities.

The Nephron Information Center — It’s primary focus is to support the generation and dissemination of valid health information relevant to the kidney community as well as to the public.

Renal Support Network — A nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization established in 1993 to provide non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Tranplant Recipients International Organization —  is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.

Transplant Living —  is a project of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a nonprofit organization that maintains the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

UNC Kidney Center Genetics & Kidney Disease Information – is a document that explains the links between genetics and kidney disease in easy to understand terms.

UNC Kidney Center Glomerular Disease – is a document that explains Glomerular Disease in easy to understand terms.