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For Patients & Families: Resource List

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Connecting patients, their families, and their loved ones to resources is a central pillar of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' mission. Because we know the search for care centers, health systems, and treatment options can be daunting, we've made an effort to simplify your inquiries by compiling the following collection of resources.


It is our hope they serve as an asset to you in your time of need.

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Kidney Living Magazine


Kidney Living is the NKF's free magazine for individuals and families affected by kidney disease. Each issue includes features on treatment, patient life, healthy eating, finding support, and so much more. 

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your guide to kidney disease and related topics

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The NKFI's national office in New York maintains a sizable, detailed online reference catalog for patients seeking information related to kidney health.


This useful tool is updated frequently, and make it easy to for you to find the information you need when you need it.

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other organizations and references


NKFI kidney health resources

The information shared on this website has been reviewed by staff at the New York City headquarters of the National Kidney Foundation. Please note: material contained here are intended solely for reference. This material does not constitute medical advice; it is intended for informational purposes only. If you feel you need professional medical care, please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.

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