Kidney Disease

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NephU is an engaged community of health care professionals and advocates collaborating to improve kidney health. The experts at NephU have partnered with OPEN to develop scientifically validated resources that explore topics about living or caring for someone with kidney disease.

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Kidney Health Resources Developed by NephU

Select a category below to find topics related to kidney health and tips for living or caring for someone with kidney disease.


This infographic illustrates common responsibilities that caregivers perform and addresses the emotional, physical, and financial challenges that caregivers experience when caring for someone with a chronic illness, particularly those with kidney disease. It also provides several helpful tips for caregivers including finding a support group, managing stress, and knowing your limits. Download the infographic for more details.

Raise Awareness About Kidney Disease

This infographic gives general information and statistics about kidney disease and provides recommendations about ways to promote awareness of kidney disease.  There are suggestions for educating the public, patients, medical professionals and policy makers about kidney disease. Download the infographic for more details.

Kidney Donation

Imagine being one of the 107,000 Americans waiting for an organ donation and waiting for months and sometimes years for a phone call to inform you that the needed kidney (liver, lung, or pancreas) has become available. For patients dealing with end-stage organ failure and needing a life-saving organ, the wait can be unbearable. Download this detailed infographic to better understand the steps a person can take to help increase organ donation.

Kidney Disease Across The Lifespan

Kidney disease affects people of all ages across the lifespan, impacting both patients and their families. This infographic provides the details about kidney disease and its causes at each stage of life including birth defects. It provides information about kidney diseases that occur during childhood through adolescence, into adulthood. It also provides information about hereditary kidney disease and kidney replacement therapy. Download the infographic for more details.

Racial Disparities In CKD

This infographic provides several key statistics that illustrate health disparities between Black and White Americans with chronic kidney disease.  For instance, Black Americans are 25% less likely than Whites to be placed on a kidney transplant wait list.1 Poor diet and lack of convenient access to kidney-healthy foods in lower income communities also contribute to the disparities in kidney health. Download the infographic for more details. 1. Kim JJ et al. Awareness of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation among Health Care Providers in Dialysis Facilities. CJASN May 2018, 13 (5) 772-781.

Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a dramatic impact on people who are affected by the disease. This infographic highlights some important statistics you may not know about CKD. This includes such issues as the amount of time patients with CKD spend in dialysis, as well as the length of time it takes to receive a donated kidney from a deceased kidney donor. You will also find some helpful resources where people with CKD can find help, information and support. Download the infographic for more details.