Online & Phone Support

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and our collaborative partner, the National Kidney Foundation, offer many online and phone-based resources for people with and at-risk of kidney disease. During these trying times when meeting face to face or gathering in groups is discouraged, we're here to help you stay engaged. 

NKF Online Communities

NKF communities offer a safe and supportive place where patients and caregivers can share experiences, ask questions and get answers related to kidney health, kidney disease, transplantation and living organ donation. Participation is free and anonymous. Read more.

Peer Mentoring

You're not alone! Talk to someone who's been there. Speak with a trained peer mentor who can share their experiences about dialysis, transplant, or living kidney donation with you. Read more.

NKF Cares: Patient Information Center

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Read more.

Patient Smart Phone Apps

Did you know there's an app for that? The National Kidney Foundation offers a wide variety of apps including: Fluid Control for Heart-Kidney Health, Managing Gout, and Care After Kidney Transplant. There are even apps for healthcare professionals. Read more.


For all online programs, click the botton to the right.