Patient Education


ReMend provides no-cost mentoring, encouragement and guidance to those affected by kidney disease, their families and others involved in their care and treatment. Our mentors have undergone dialysis, successful kidney transplants or kidney donations – we are trusted sources of information based on our own personal experiences.

Our dedicated and trained volunteers are from all over San Diego County and many of them are willing to travel to a convenient place to meet.

Dialysis Patient Citizens

DPC is a non-profit patient organization dedicated to improving dialysis patients’ quality of life by developing awareness of dialysis issues, advocating for dialysis patients, promoting favorable public policy and improving the partnership between patients and caregivers.

Renal Diet

Help, I need Dialysis!

Here are links to educational content that is useful to visitors:

A full-referenced, easy-to-read book about dialysis options and lifestyle training. Review it for free and see if it’s right for you.

Download YOUR free MOBI or ePUB copy today!

Top 5 Kidney-Healthy Snacks to Pack in Under 5 Minutes
The kidneys are only the size of a fist, yet they pack quite a punch in keeping the body healthy. They filter the blood, remove waste and extra fluid and regulate blood pressure and red blood cell production. To protect these hard-working organs, it’s important to limit or avoid eating any foods that will damage them.

Free Guide to Kidney Transplantation

A person’s transplant IQ can determine if his or her kidney failure ends in a transplant. How do we know?  We lived it. We are passing the blessing on by offering free copies of Dr. Mark Wedel’s guide to kidney transplantation on our website. If you or someone you know might benefit, visit our site, give us your address, and send $3 for S&H. Details at

And please visit our FaceBook page  for more upcoming events, offers, and information.  Death on the transplant wait list remains one of the few things an ordinary person can prevent with a keystroke. On behalf of the 18 people a day who die waiting, please learn more and sign up:

Run Hard,

John Brockington

Diane Brockington
Executive Director
The John Brockington Foundation
“Serving kidney and transplant patients.”


Your Kidneys and What They Do

Symptoms of Kidney Disease

Taking Care of Your Kidneys


National Kidney Foundation video describing in center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation.

¿Qué hacen los riñones?
Ubicación de los riñones en el cuerpo, forma, tamaño y función.

¿Cuáles son los síntomas?
La ausencia de síntomas de la enfermedad crónica de los riñones, importancia de hacerse las pruebas.

¿Qué es la diálisis?
Explica lo que es la diálisis; los dos tipos de modalidades: diálisis peritoneal y la hemodiálisis.

¿Puedo recibir un trasplante?
Varias formas de recibir un transplante; transplante como tratamiento—no como cura.