Chronic kidney disease

A condition wherein your kidneys lose their ability to clean your blood for least 3 months.

About 37 million American adults may have CKD.

1 out of 7 or 15 % of adult population with CKD but only 10% awareness of kidney disease among CKD patients.

Diabetes is the number one cause of CKD followed by hypertension. Other causes are medications, kidney stones, vasculitis and inherited disorders.

The main goal is to delay progression by treating the underlying disease.

When your kidneys completely fail you will need either dialysis or kidney transplant to replace the work of your kidneys.


Understanding Hemodialysis

Understanding Home dialysis

Understanding Peritoneal Dialysis

Understanding Home Hemodialysis


Transplant Basics

  • Kidney Transplant
  • Choosing a Treatment for Kidney Failure
  • How to Find a Transplant Center
  • The Transplant Waitlist
  • Your Transplant Care Team
  • Patient and Family Resources
  • Sign-up to join NKF's Transplant Community now!

Considering and Preparing for a Kidney Transplant

  • Getting Ready for a Kidney Transplant
  • Preemptive Transplant
  • Evaluation for Kidney Transplant
  • Multiple Listing
  • The Organ and Tissue Donor Program
  • Antibodies and Transplantation 101
  • Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
  • 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My Transplant
  • Pregnancy and Transplant
  • Dental Health and Transplant