Nephrology Resources Health Information Library Access free articles about kidney and urinary-related conditions » Organizations American Kidney Fund The American Kidney Fund (AKF) envisions a world without kidney disease. AKF fights kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education and prevention efforts. American Society of Pediatric Nephrology The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology is an organization of pediatric nephrologists and affiliated health care professionals. Its primary goals are to promote optimal care for children with kidney disease through advocacy, education and research, and to share advances in clinical practice and scientific investigation. Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association The Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association is dedicated to providing financial aid, information and emotional support to chronic renal disease patients and their families. Lupus Foundation of America The Lupus Foundation of America is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for children and adults with lupus. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports medical research and research training and disseminates science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life. National Kidney Foundation The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. It provides patient and family resources, services and education in an effort to enhance the lives of everyone at risk of or affected by kidney disease. NDI Foundation The NDI Foundation serves patients and their families, researchers, physicians and other health care providers by supporting education, research and treatment for Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus. NephCure Foundation The NephCure Foundation is committed to supporting research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure. PKD Foundation The PKD Foundation is committed to discovering treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease through research, advocacy, education, support, and awareness programs. Renal Support Network Renal Support Network is patient-focused resource that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). United Network for Organ Sharing United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. It seeks to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting our communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.