ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Information for Patients, Care Providers and Medical Professionals

Learn More About Kidney Disease

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has created a web-based platform containing information about kidney health and disease. ASN encourages professionals to share this information with their patients and also makes this information freely available to patients, caregivers and the public.

The format is grouped by common topics important in kidney disease. These topics are then divided into sub-topics or questions relevant to the area. Links to other existing materials are provided to enhance the detail for the user.

Members of ASN Patient Education Task Force will continue to revise this resource based upon feedback from all users. Please provide your thoughts and insights to

Kidney Disease Module List

You can also download the complete Kidney Disease Information PDF or a text-only version.

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Clincial Trials

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials and observational studies. Learn about ongoing clinical trials in kidney disease at