In-Person Local Support Groups
Western PA Kidney Support Groups
The Western PA Kidney Support Groups was founded on May 2010 as a nonprofit to enable those with chronic kidney disease, transplant recipients and candidates, as well as caregivers to meet and share common experiences. There are currently eight support group locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and over 600 participants involved with the organization. Download our Western PA Kidney Support Group flyer.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS (AAKP)
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) offers support groups for patients dealing with kidney disease are a growing need in many communities. The exchange of information and important patient-to-patient collaboration that occurs within a support group is one of the most valuable elements of patient participation. Renal support groups are offered in Newark, Delaware and Newtown, Pennsylvania. Learn more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Download our AAKP Support Group flyer.
TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS
RENAL SUPPORT NETWORK
The Renal Support Network's (RSN) support group meetings are open to people who have kidney disease and their family members. Meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of the month (excluding some holidays) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. PT. Learn more by contacting email@example.com. Download our RSN HOPEline Patient Support Hotline flyer.
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) offers a national, telephone-based peer support program called NKFPeers. This program connects people who want support with someone who has been there and helps people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant. The program also offers support to those considering living kidney donation or who have been have been living kidney donors.
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
Daily Strength is an online database of support groups for a variety of circumstances. One example includes a polycystic kidney disease (PKD) support group. Download our DailyStrength flyer.