Kidney Disease Center—End Stage Renal DiseaseEn Español (Spanish Version)
End Stage Renal Disease
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) refers to a permanent condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to filter waste from the blood. As the wastes build up, the tiny filters in the kidneys (nephrons) continue to lose their filtering ability.
National Kidney Foundation
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases