Kidney Transplant or Dialysis-Which is Right for Me?

Government Agencies

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a branch of the National Institute of Health, is an excellent resource for kidney disease information.  The website provides information on transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides this PDF for people on emergency dialysis, and this information on what to ask dialysis care providers.

The National Institutes of Health is conducting clinical trials on renal and peritoneal dialysis.

For kidney disease management, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry provides information on the BUN Test and Creatinine test.

Institutes & Non-Profit Agencies

The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary nonprofit health organization.  Its focus is preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, and provides information dialysis, kidney disease, and general information about the kidneys.

The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit medical practice providing patient care, medical research, and academic education.  Their website provides kidney disease information and a dialysis treatment overview.

The Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center focusing on hospital care, research, and education.  Their website also provides information on kidney disease.

Helpful Websites & Search Engines

MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, is a useful resource for information and references on kidney disease., a service of the American Academy of Family Physicians, provides information on COPD.